The interplay between technology and the creative arts has begun to result in completely new forms of expression and media.This innovation comes from linking beauty to engineering, humanity, technology, and storytelling.
People are always attracted to new things, may it be a new phone, new invention, new national budget, new clothes, new books, new movies, new sporting events, new holiday destinations and so on. It’s not only about art and photography anymore. It’s about innovation more than ever and creatives from all over the world are looking into different ways of implementing something original to their products of work.
Art collectors from all over the world, or simply art lovers that are looking to buy art want to see something original, something that has never been done before even in cases when they don’t even know what they want exactly, but they are tired of the same old conventional perceptions of art.
Art innovation is nothing new if we simply take into account Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque who, among others incorporated mixed materials to draw masterpieces in form of paper collage. This made way to popular digital collage of the current form. Let’s look at how art is being shaped through science, technology and the media today:
Art and Science
When Einstein got stymied while working out General Relativity, he would pull out his violin and play Mozart until he could reconnect to what he called the harmony of the spheres. The same way art inspires science, science inspires art.
Artist Luke Jerram was certainly inspired by science for his project – Museum of the Moon, a new touring artwork.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflated moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
Find out more about the project on: www.my-moon.org
The Art of Storytelling
Current scholars such as Sanders, Birkerts, and others have made claims about technology is killing the printed world and forever changing how we even learn to communicate. A study by Booktrust revealed that ‘54% of us would rather browse the internet than read a book’ which may come as no surprise when there are now more mobile devices on the planet than people.
While the printed world may be ceasing to exist, it is still out there rather being transformed and adapted to the new age. Storytelling is now all about us and the stories we create about ourselves online are our crucial social currency and the way in which we connect with others. Our social profiles are the stories we create about ourselves and they are not just being created and told, but they are living and constantly evolving both as we tell them and as they are received.
Art Innovation in Sculpture
Based in Paris, street artist Lor-K uses urban waste to create ephemeral street sculptures — for her latest project titled ‘Eat Me’, she has transformed discarded mattresses found on the streets of her home city into wonderful food sculptures.
By creatively manipulating the found material, she manages to turn unwanted trash into realistic, large-scale models of foods, including sushi rolls, a cupcake, a pizza slice, sandwiches and cakes.
Follow Lor-K on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/lor_k_life
Art and Social Media
A good example of a group of creatives working towards this type of innovation is the Stockholm-based Onehundredforty – a new company that uses Twitter to make one-of-a-kind works of art that won’t break the bank.
Just log into the startup’s website, connect with your Twitter account, and select a favourite tweet as inspiration. Onehundredforty will apply various layouts, typefaces and images—there are over 5,000 possible permutations—to create a unique giclée print complete with the artist’s handwritten signature. And in order to ensure that no two prints are alike, Onehundredforty allows each tweet to be used only once for any given design combination.
Learn more here: www.onehundredforty.com