Jul
24
2011
<em>Chronograph Variations</em>
 

Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations A-3 (K-02-0528), 2011
C-print
39.5 x 22 in / 100 x 56 cm
Edition of 3

Chronograph Variations is a series of 24 still photographs springing from Reas and Rosner’s site-specific digital mural project for the New World Center in Miami Beach. In these pieces, structures from the Gehry building and Art Deco buildings in the surrounding neighborhood are transformed into striking visual patterns through repetition, rhythm, and other structured contrasts.

Each image in the series is derived from the collection of over one thousand collages that the artists produced while working on the Chronograph commission. These collages were created prior to the generative software that animates the surface of the Gehry building.

The time-based Chronograph wall features 365 compositions, which originated from the same set of photographic source material- taken during the construction of the building, as well as images of local architecture. It animates and creates ever-changing new forms that are projected on the building’s nighttime facade. Each composition unfolds over one hour and transitions to a new composition on the hour. Chronograph Variations, similarly, is an expression of Reas and Rosner’s perspective on the relationships between music and architecture.

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Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations H-1 (A-17-1210), 2011

C print
39.5 x 22″ / 100 x 56 cm
edition of 3

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Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations H-2 (B-12-5536), 2011

C print
39.5 x 22″ / 100 x 56 cm
edition of 3

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Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations H-3 (C-19-4799), 2011

C print
39.5 x 22″ / 100 x 56 cm
edition of 3

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Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations F-1 (D-23-0078), 2011

C print
39.5 x 22″ / 100 x 56 cm
edition of 3

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Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
Chronograph Variations C-3 (H-16-0486), 2011

C print
39.5 x 22″ / 100 x 56 cm
Edition of 3

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