art21:

This week’s Season 7 preview features artist Joan Jonas as she conducts a rehearsal for a reconfigured version of her early performance work, Mirror Piece I (1969), at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden.

"The movement is very simple," says the artist about the work. "You don’t have to be a skilled performer, but you have to be somewhat at ease."

WATCH: Preview of Joan Jonas in Fiction

Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Fiction airs Friday, November 14, 2014.

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Fiction. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

cross-connect:

London based artist - Emma McNally took her degree in English and Philosophy and as an artist is self-taught, developing a subtle drawing style which fuels the complex mark-making of her large works in graphite on paper. She also works on a small scale, layering tissue paper and pouncing holes in the surface.

‘I like graphite’s materiality: its mess and dirt as well as its capacity to leave the cleanest, sharpest percussive marks and lines. I feel like I’m forging land formations when I use it, or scattering particles, or spiralling vortices of smoke and water,’ she writes. 

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User 632 is an installation that stores the behavior of the people who look at it by monitoring them in return. It wants to know when and how a person passes by or if they stop on the way.

All data is being tracked and displayed publicly. Passers-by are stored as an anonymous number without any hints to their identities. Whoever comes to close to the camera though will be stored with a photograph next to their id.

The installation is made up of three Kinect depth cameras that constantly look for movements which are then reduced to a simple directional line in space. When a visitor enters a specific area, the algorithm is looking for a face. As soon as one is found a countdown appears that shows the time until a photo is taken automatically. At the same time the time a user is in the visible area is stored.

This data (time, path and eventually image) are stored in a database, interpreted and displayed as real-time statistics.

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(via 7knotwind)