My name is Judson Wright and I was sent an invite to propose works
for the Virtual Mine project.
1. A water balloon. As the temperature increases toward the center
of the Earth, the water expands and the balloon stretches. Printed
on the balloon is a small portrait of Karl Marx. As the balloon
grows his face becomes distorted.
2. A miniature model (non-working) of solar energy cells attached to
sticks of dynamite. To the camera, the scale and any close
investigation would be lost, so it is not essential this actually be
functional. However, the idea that as long as the apparatus remains
buried, it will not see any daylight and will not be detonated.
Both of these projects would be relatively simple to construct. If
need be I can mail a balloon to Germany but it is probably easier to
fill when loading the glass containers that will go in the shaft.
My picture and a sketch of the above projects are attached.
bio: Judson Wright programs some rather advanced coding primarily in
Director/Lingo or Java (though often incorporating Max, MIDI,
Quicktime, 3D, C/C++, Perl, ASP and AppleScript), draws and
illustrates in the traditional fashion and then scans the graphics in
to allow those programs to manipulate on the stage the graphics and
on the web.
Wright graduated from Brown University where he studied Art, Theater,
Music and Physics and is obsessed with creating files that are
fractions in size, since processors handle them more smoothly. He is
currently the Artistic Director for Plasma Stgudii bringing computer
technology to the Arts.
He has completed Art Residencies for his computer work at the
MacDowell Colony and for Mabou Mines, whom he later collaborated with
at Arts at St. Ann's in NY creating the staged cartoon (interacting
with live actors and musicians) for 'Animal Magnetism'.
Among his work on-line, he has created cross-platform multimedia
applications for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker
Museum's on-line art gallery adaweb.com and featured in the book
Graphis Web Design Now. programming Java Applets for kids at
Teachscape.com and web animation for super-hip web zine totalny.com.
His computer work was recently published in the book Net Art Guide in
Germany, appears in Mildura Palminpsest #4 in Australia, a touring
show roAraTorio of Paris and Berlin, Sound Toys on-line gallery for
multimedia in London, Amsterdam computer art show for streaming
works, net.congestion and he has been accepted into the Westbeth
Of course, there is a secret to his success. With his Artificial
Brainstem Implant by Cochlear, he is equipped with computer circuitry
and platinum wiring that is connected directly to his brain, making
him one of the few real cyborgs you may know.