1. medial Global Art Annual
   30.06.05     30.06.06


Country: England  
Anthony Elliott

    1.Brain, mixed media, 153x193x11.5cm., £23 000    2.Ear, mixed media 59x60 ½ in., £19406.35    3.Eye, mixed media 43x60 in., £4000     4.Chance Song Paintings, mixed media, 19x19 in., £905.62 each






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Description: A Perspex box containing a cross section of the brain constructed of computer printed circuit boards, cables, lead, ,steel, cables, matt glass paint and translucent heat shrink.
Concept: The printed circuit boards are theoretically representing the scientific known parts of the brain. For example: - The Auditory cortex interprets what we see, so the web camera printed circuit boards are in its place. In addition, I have used hard drive discs to portray memory. These examples follow all the functions of the brain including main motor area, main sensory area, behaviour, smell and taste, recognizing objects, hearing, controlling movement, speech and the rules of language, understanding language, behaviour, controlling actions, sensing by muscles, recognizing objects, hearing and seeing association, concentrating planning solving problems and interpreting experiences.The visual quality of the different coloured pixilated printed circuit boards demonstrates an artistic interpretation of the general flow of energy within this unknown organ. However, both sides also have an inner concept. The front represents consciousness and the back represents sub –consciousness, as when I was constructing the brain I never saw the back in its full glory until the piece was bonded, drilled, fixed and erected. Finally, when the piece of art was finished I felt that it would pose many questions for future viewers of how technology relates to us physically and mentally. How it is used, how it can be used with creativity and imagination.

Description: A free standing functional sculpture made from acrylic, petg, hard wood, stainless steel, oscilloscope, sound to light kit, microphones, mini disc, leather, speaker and light diffuser.
Concept: The ear is designed to induce the viewer to interact and create random sound events in an exhibition environment. A mini disc is recording, so in turn will be played back the following day through a speaker in the gallery while people are again interacting with the Ear thus creating an overlapping loop. I see this as an opportunity for the viewers to express their selves creatively with no boundaries. Therefore, the ear is a tool to inspire the public to create a piece of sound art that will reflect conflicting views and cultures in a true light. There will be no need for me to engage in editing, as when the lights and the green beam of the oscilloscope are triggered, the recording will automatically commence. I am interested in the mundane view through to views that can smash political correctness, but as a chaotic piece of art, nobody can speculate the out come of which I feel is truly exciting.

Description: A backlit glass painting made from wood, florescent tube lighting, toughened glass, wire & glass paint.
Concept: Eye started as a computer painting and as it looked like a stained glass window I decided to translate it into a glass painting. This painting is based on three minimal concepts: colour, light and shape. Which are the three ingredients for sight.

Chance Song Paintings
Description: Glass and light diffuser chance paintings, chance computer music, walkmans and A4 sheets of instructions.
Concept: The paintings and pieces of music are directed by a set of rules and a twenty-four sided dice. Each piece of music corresponds with a painting so the viewer can listen while looking at the painting. They are in control of themselves, I had no control of what they look or sound like. In a Chance Song Painting there are systematically seven colours which run in this order:Red, orange, yellow, green, Blue, indigo & violet, which respond to seven musical keys:A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Starting from ‘red A’ in the centre of the painting and at the beginning of the tape, the colour and key follows their chance instructions. Then continuing again with ‘orange B’ thus slowly creates one flowing line of spectrum colour and musical keys, finishing at ‘violet G’. It is fascinating to see and hear the diversity of chance channelled with the innovative restrictive rules and instructions which acts like a art game with visual and sound alternately penetrating through each side of the painting and head phones.