new work -- april 2007

permutations of a monument: prints and digital works by mark napier
at bitforms gallery in New York
april 12 - may 19 2007

"In Smoke, a generative software installation projected on the gallery wall, the Empire State Building appears to soften and melt, writhing almost organically, then struggle to return to it's original form. Teetering on the line between organism and architecture, Smoke speaks to a morphological tension between static physical structures of power and those that are information-based"
        press release

"Mark Napier reflects upon the transition from monumental power structures, symbolized by skyscrapers, to the malleable, information-based systems of the digital age"
        From Steel to Software, by Lauren Cornell

napier at potatoland dot org


"Smoke" (2007), custom software

"Cyclops Descends 1" and "Bend", installation view, bitforms gallery

"Smoke" and "Cyclops Descends 2", installation view, bitforms gallery


"Cyclops Descends 1 and 2 (2007), print series


video excerpt from "Bend"


video excerpt from "Smoke"