What's at the Tech Museum for the Biennial? (artists Zigelbaum + Coelho)

What's at the Tech Museum for the Biennial? (artists Zigelbaum + Coelho)

For Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcello Coelho, their work is striving to bring what they call a contemporary experience. Through their latest installation at the Tech Museum, entitled 'Resolution' they bring a whole new interactive experience to the idea of painting. The work consists of dozens of “pixels” magnetically attached to a metal wall. Each “pixel” is a self-sufficient computer emitting a single-color light which changes when tapped. These “pixels” react to you, interact with one another and in general create a completely dynamic and engaging display for a visitor to enjoy.

I won't spoil the specific reactions of this work, as part of the experience is coming up to the piece, moving it around touching it and drawing your own conclusions of how it works. Zigelbaum and Coelho have quite an impressive resume of re purposed and re imagined materials and technologies which are just technically and artistic cutting edge. Though based in Cambridge, Mass. They have come out to unveil their installation, now a permanent fixture in the Tech Museum's Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, and part of The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. They will be around on Friday (Sept. 14th) evening to talk with visitors about their piece so please check out The Tech Museum while you are out and about. Their piece is a delight, along with all the other works in the Innovation Gallery which you will have to see to believe.