Being Herded At The Art
31 July 2003
So you’ve passed some of the art
in the hallway and are wondering, “What gives?” Did
a couple guys get drunk and think it would be cool to swipe some
of the art out of the
art gallery room and set it up in the hallway? Well worry not,
and go read my article on Michael Wright. Because if you are wondering
why there is artwork in the hallways then you obviously haven’t
read my other article.
Well here’s a quick review, the art
gallery this year has been merged with the rest of the conference.
This means that instead
of being confined
to some room off on one end of the conference, the art gallery is spread out
through many of the hallways on the second floor. Okay so now your up to date,
but your still wondering why. Well again here’s the quick review. Michael
Wright, the art chair for SIGGRAPH 2003, wanted to do two things.
First, he wanted to make it so that the art was spread all through the conference
so that more people could see it and be able to enjoy the art gallery. Second,
he wanted to get the city more involved with SIGGRAPH by having more art events
throughout the city.
So now you’re up to speed. Now you’d just like
to know if there is any specific way you’re supposed to go through the
gallery. Well you’re
in luck because it just so happens I was lucky enough to be included in the
media guided tour of the art gallery with Michael Wright. He was kind enough
to guide us through the gallery and talk a little bit about the pieces that
he wanted to highlight. So not only will you find out how to go about wandering
through the gallery, you’ll get a little insight as well. Cool stuff,
Okay here’s the path of artist’s
works that we followed. We started outside of ballroom twenty
by the top of the escalators with the
Victor Acevedo. Then we continued to by Viktor Koen’s, Monica Ong’s,
Michelle Gay’s, James Faure Walker’s, John-Dan Key’s, Jen
Zen’s, Patric Lichty’s, Dorothy Simpson Krause’s, Jessica
Maloney’s, Dona Geib’s, Roman Verostko’s, Jean Pierre Herbert’s,
Liz Lee’s, Beverley Hood’s, Hiroko Uchiyama’s, Sheriann
Ki Sun Burnham, Thea Rapp, Paras Kaul, Karin Schminke’s, Susan Parker’s,
Keijo Tapanainen’s, Sheldon Brown’s, Vishal Dar’s, Michael
Sansur’s, Kaye Goldman Clarke’s, Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s,
Linda Hesh’s, Karl Winsum’s, Hyunsuk Kim’s, Igor Knezevic’s,
Dan Baldwin’s, Timothy Tompkins’, Jason Howey’s, Mark Stock’s,
Monika May’s, Atashi Kasio’s, and Stephen Burns’.
comments Michael made was that about ninety-five percent of the show was
juried. He also had the largest sub committee of any of the
Siggraph chairs. Lastly, I finally found out that SIGGRAPH stands for Special
Interest Group Graphics.