John Ward Knox, “Untitled” launches on Screens

Screens invites you to explore a compelling new work from artist John Ward Knox, launched today.

“The ancients built Valdrada on the shores of a lake, with houses all verandas one above the other, and high streets whose railed parapets look out over the water. Thus the traveller, arriving, sees two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside-down.”

In “Untitled”, John Ward Knox probes the surface of our user interfaces, drawing out the pointer convention and shifting it gently from instructor to mark-maker. Unfolding twice, four, eight times on itself, each gesture is flipped and inverted, a reversed movement playing out in another screen-space.

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Project page with introduction and discussion

Also on Screens is “Rain”, a game-work from Seung Yul Oh inviting play, recently exhibited at Artspace, Auckland. Finally, don’t miss the ongoing project from US photographer William Boling, inviting users to dialogue with him using text snippets and snapshots.

Thanks as always for your support of Screens. Sharing and discussion welcome.

Luke Munn and Jeff Nusz

SCREENS is a series of commissioned online works from notable artists, seeking to redefine the artgame/interactive field with pieces which create new relationships, deal with untouched themes, and utilize on and offline media.