Dr.Hugo Heyrman (((Motions of the Mind))) special

Submitted by net-art on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 14:15

Online since 1995, Dr. Hugo Heyrman became one of the pioneers in Net.art. He participated in 1988 at the 'First International Symposium on Electronic Art' (FISEA) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In the 'Fuzzy Dreamz' series, a work in progress since 1996, he transforms his painting experiences into digital media and vice versa. He took part in various Net.art projects, including the online projects, Digital Studies: Being In Cyberspace 'ALT-X-site' (1997) New York and 'Revelation' ISEA 2000, Paris.

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( ( ( Motions of the Mind ) ) ) - a net.art project by Dr. Hugo Heyrman, exploring the telematic future of art and mind.

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10 sec. Streetlife
Created in 1988 for the 'First International Symposium on Electronic Art' (FISEA) Utrecht, NL.

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Interactive Dreams early electronic work (1995) for Netscape 1.1 & 2.0 animated.
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1. a Web-Art-Classic from 1996.
Dr. Hugo Heyrman - Fuzzy Dreamz
A net.art project from fear to fun, drama, love, desire and a sense of wonder.
The moving images, soundtrack and voices are forming a 'psycho-geography of dreams'.
Artist's statement: In our minds we have private virtual museums, silent places for our memories, imagination and dreams - a provocative linking of nightmares and fuzzy logic.
Description of the work: In the beginning was the dreaming. In dreams we cross the borders of time and space. Time and timing is the medium of life. Fuzzy Dreamz consists of flashes from a constructed human gaze that emanates warmth and privateness, a provocative linking of nightmares and fuzzy logic. The medium is the messenger, and no longer the message. I use the cinematic syntax of montage in relation to synaesthetic dream experiences to discover our collective memory (a myth is a public dream, a dream is a private myth). Fuzzy Dreamz brings us closer to 'who we are', 'what we want' and 'what we see with closed eyes'. The future never sleeps. . .

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2. Dr. Hugo Heyrman / Body Language Sequences
Ultra-shortfilms about 'what human beings tell with their bodies'.
Description of the work: I am interested in how 'sub-movements' are expressed, how people are using 'silent language' and 'personal space'. How motion precedes emotion. Up to 90% of all of our communication is nonverbal. Bodies do not lie. It is my intention to explore the micro-motions of human acts, extracted from the flux of life, to convey a message which brings an articulation of visual thinking into play. In a series of ultra-short films, each looped sequence draws attention to its own syntax -a rhythmic pattern of bodylanguage in motion. The 'subliminal' messages of the body are playing a major role in how we relate to others and how they see us. Our bodies are the most public signals of our identities, and private reminders of who we are. The body language sequences of the human figure in motion, are a display of our motives in the flow of time.

In the Body Language Sequences I walk through the streets of Antwerp City, to investigate how people are using 'silent language' and 'personal space'. I am interested in the temporality of speed, acceleration, slowness and pause. How 'sub-movements' are expressed. How motion precedes emotion. Up to 90% of all of our communication is nonverbal. The direct actions of the human nervous system are usually subconscious, instinctively meaningful and more honest than verbal communication. Bodies do not lie. The 'subliminal' messages of the body are playing a major role in how we relate to others and how they see us. Our bodies are the most public signals of our identities, and private reminders of who we are. We imagine by remembering, or vice versa. In the ritual quality of interpersonal actions there is a hidden code of behavioural patterns, through which hierarchical and social power structures emerge. The body language sequences of the human figure in motion, are a display of our motives in the flow of time.

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3. Rooms of my mind /
The mind is the glue that holds our worlds together, how good we know the way to these enigmatic inner places, we go there when we have memories to keep alive. These rooms within us are complex, rich, rewarding, meaningful layers of memory we will always return to. Between birth and dead we collect intuitions of a gaze, we store forgotten dreams, waiting to be re-dreamed. The mind is the pilot who navigates us trough our mental universe, to visit the déja vu places and to give us reasons to dream.

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e-Motions of Waiting
by Dr-Hugo-Heyrman

A cinematic study on how 'sub-movements' are expressed and how motion precedes emotion. Discover why the body language of waiting is among the essential conditions that make us human and connect us to others. Bodies do not lie. Experience also the rhythm and the heartbeat of a changing city life.
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