Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Art on the fly

If you’ve got a moment, let’s talk through the whole painting fly thing. At first we were inclined to pass, we figured having looked at the apparatus that the flies didn’t have much to say in the final result. On the other hand how far away is the result from the long history of painting machines (and drawing machines for that matter) that have recently popped back into fashion again. When you think about it, even with the painting tree, it was hard to know how much of the work was tree inspired and how much was wind assistance. So this is not an anti fly thing – well, we’d like to think not. So Musca domestica, welcome to the Academy of animal art. Don’t forget to wipe your feet on the way in.
Images: Fly artists working inside the apparatus activating painting machine