The hands on the screen belong to James Paterson. He is using RHONDA, a 3D drawing tool developed by Amit Pitaru circa 2003.
The first half of the video shows James doing a drawing start to finish. In the second part James is cycling through various previous drawings, created between 2004 and 2005.
For the last several years Rhonda has been shown in galleries, museums, festivals and conferences.
It’s always good to give a reminder of what is possible when you don’t stick with just a mouse and keyboard. This is a very nice piece of interface work for 3D drawing. The drawing is on the abstract art side, so it’s easy to see the level of control he has.
Beijing based artist HONG HAO has spent the past 15 years documenting mundane details of life. He collects everyday items and photographs them to create striking visual images.
Hong Hao is a highly independent artist, not forming part of any school. His work is innovative, astute and satirical. Much of his work deals with illusion, appearance and preconception. He has spent many years working on a book of maps, called the Scriptures, that reshapes the world according to different forces.
For example one map, New World Order, shows the world rearranged geographically and the names of large corporations used to name the countries. Another redistributes land mass according to military and economic strength. Another replaces the names of capital cities with popular expressions or words, yet another shows nuclear arms stationed in selected sites the world over. Hong Hao’s intent is to confuse and thus challenge orthodox perceptions. He continues this challenge with great irony and less foreboding in his photographic series Beijing Tour Guide,1999-2000.