Anarchive n°5 - FUJIKO NAKAYA 中谷 芙二子


Recommended system requirements:
OS: Mac OS X 10.5 and later, Windows XP/Vista/7(32bit/64bit)
Screen: 1024 x 768~ Memory: 2GB~ VRAM: 256MB~ CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo ~
Internet connection provides extra functions.

©2012 Anarchive/ Fujiko Nakaya. All Rights reserved

This DVD-ROM allows the user to explore all of Fujiko Nakaya's artworks through a fog that has been created digitally. Designed by doubleNegatives Architecture, this digital fog is active. It reacts to the movement of the cursor on the screen or to the user's breath which, like the wind, can blow away the images and dissipate fog.
The DVD-ROM includes detailed documentation of Nakaya's works, from her paintings in the mid-1950s to her most recent fog sculptures, including a few proposals: 632 photos, 75 videos (with many excerpts from the artist's video works), her texts and interviews, as well as critical essays by other writers.
Works can be accessed by title, date, location, keyword or category (52 Fog Sculptures, 20 Communications Projects and Video Works, 22 Paintings). Keywords define recurrent themes or procedures characterizing the artist's approach, such as experimentation, humor, social issues, nature, performance, interaction, collaboration and inter-relationships between fog and sound, light or water.
For several works, the user can select "process" to access precious archival documents (such as drawings and scores) about their conception and execution along with technical information and computer simulations. Two rather intriguing entries are the number of nozzles used for each fog sculpture, which give an idea of its scope, and the International Weather Code of the nearest weather station, the source of local meteorological data used for programming the fog.
Via Internet links, the user can access the latest modifications of the database.
This DVD-ROM has been designed to be updated, to emphasize the processes involved in creation and to maximize the interactive possibilities offered by the digital format. The user is able to reconfigure the screen by resizing and repositioning several windows.