My project gives physical form to infinity – or about as close as I (we) can get and will create an actively engaging interactive digital interface and projected piece.

from 100! (factorial) series, kathryn arnold

from 100! (factorial) series' installations, kathryn arnold


To contribute (tax deductable and as small as $5.00) to sponsorship see end of post.

100! (100 factorial) is a mathematical equation which indicates how many arrangements of the parts of my 100 piece work are possible and may answer the question a curator/critic once posed ” “How many of these arrangements can be considered ‘aesthetic’?” while noting the shear impossibility of the task .

I wish to develop a more rapid way of engaging the viewer in the process of arranging these parts. Our time and place is built upon contemporary digital applications which increase the speed for everything i.e. phones, internet access, travels, shopping. I plan to use these relevant aspects of contemporary life by using digital applications and speed with my 100! in creating an actively engaging interactive digital projected piece.

The work will be designed and exhibited in such a way as to intrigue preexisting members of the arts community and also engage audiences who are comfortable with digital technology, resulting with connection to the fine art world. The project will be interfaced to create digitally interactive opportunities for those with no experience base in these processes and will assist in bridging the digital divide. Surveys will be distributed to examine if the project has met these goals.

The end result will be a New Media projected artwork with one hundred 10″ x 10″ parts that can be rearranged by the user. This takes my physical interactive pieces into the user-friendly realm of digital application. Support from NYFA as a fiscal sponsor allows me to access funding which will be used to meet the photography and development costs, technology hardware costs, and exhibition and publicity costs.

This project is urgent and meets current needs of my long-term artistic career development, yet has been in mind incubating as I have been creating these sets of 100! pieces. It is the next stone to be stepped upon as I continue my artistic journey as I create this linkage of the nonphysical world to the physical and then back again {physical (meaning the actual artworks) to nonphysical (meaning projections)} This end form also creates additional sets of meanings and references. This innovative project will lay a framework which later I can juxtapose and/or layer additional elements of images and language-based references as a continuation of my artistic works.

100! A Momentary Connection

To view other 100! installations please visit:

http://kathrynarnold.com/portfolio/series/100/1.html

For more engaging conceptual text (idea) information and donation links:
http://kathrynarnold.com/nyfa.html

More information at http://www.nyfa.org/level2.asp?id=125&fid=10

Your gift helps the completion of my project for the benefit of others and also supports the New York Foundation for the Arts.
http://www.nyfa.org/

To contribute (tax deductable and as small as $5.00) to sponsorship (fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation of the Arts) please go to :
http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate_nyfa.asp?CharityCode=1285
Artist Name: Kathryn Arnold
Project Title: 100! Nondigital to Digital

Note: Much of this project funding goes towards technology development and provides short term job opportunities.