Monday, 8 September 2008

Sweat Map

Measured Perspiration by Kanarinka.

These colourful, fluid lines & abstract series of drawings map an extroadinary terrain, visualising the 12 inches of weather on the human body by tracing perspiration, movement and time.

define:weather says: Weather is the specific condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time.

Kanarinka states, 'It is measured in terms of such things as wind, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, cloudiness, and precipitation.

Weather is everyday and everywhere. For this project, I launched an artistic investigation by asking the question “Can a body (human, not planetary) have weather, too?”.

To create the drawings for 12 Inches of Weather, I used paper to collect the sweat on twelve inches of my body during running outdoors in hot weather. Then, using an algorithm (a simple system), I hand-traced the contours of that sweat onto 1970’s computer paper using various colors of felt tip pen.

The algorithm would tell me how many minutes to spend tracing each color' Kanarinka

Very interesting project, curious as to what the algorithm was defining the time length but still very creative.

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