ProximityOfNeeds 20210428, preview
‘ProximityOfNeeds 20210428’ is part of the Online Auction 20669 at Christie’s :
PROOF OF SOVEREIGNTY: A Curated NFT Sale by Lady PheOnix
25 May 10AM – 3 Jun 11AM (EDT)
direct link to Lot 17
born-digital, single channel video
3840 x 2160px, 00:11:31, 30 FPS, 16:9
Executed in 2021. This work is number one from an edition of one plus one artist’s proof and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
year minted: 2021
About The Work:
‘ProximityOfNeeds 20210428’ was the second title after the working title, YCAGWYW, which stands for “you can’t always get what you want” – if you know the song by the Rolling Stones, then you know that the lyrics continue with “but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need”. All the black and white circle elements are finally “getting what they want”–the red circle.
The screen recorded version of the work, ‘ProximityOfNeeds 20210428’, stems from https://www.liaworks.com/projects/proximityofneeds/, which is not for sale but publicly accessible, at least in 2021.
About The Artist:
Austrian artist LIA is considered one of the pioneers of software and net art and has been producing works since 1995. Her practice spans across video, performance, software, installations, sculpture, projections, and digital applications.
The artist’s primary working material is code. LIA translates a concept into a formal written structure—a “machine”—that generates real-time multimedia outputs. Since her concept is fluid – opposed to the formality of the written code that requires engineered precision – the translation process between machine and artist is a discursive conversation. The process repeats until LIA is satisfied with the machine’s interpretation— at which point the generative framework is considered finished.
LIA’s works combine traditions of drawing and painting with the aesthetics of digital images and algorithms, characterized by a minimalist quality and by an affinity with conceptual art. She focuses on the translation of certain experienced principles into abstract forms, movements, and colors: allowing the viewer to explore the same on a subconscious level.
LIA has exhibited internationally including Dong Gallery Taipeh (public display), Taiwan, 2019 + 2018; Eden Project, Cornwall, UK, 2019; Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey, 2017 + 2018; Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017; Art Science Museum Singapore, Singapore, 2016; Variation – Paris Media Art Fair, France, 2015; Short Cuts, CentrePasquart, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 2015; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, USA, 2014; MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria, 2014; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2009; Design Museum Holon, Israel, 2012, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia, 2011; X Freundschaftsfragen, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, 2011; Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria, 2010; Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2008; Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy, 2007; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 2007; Laboral, Gijon, Spain; 2007; MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy; 2007; Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria, 2006; ICA, London, UK, 2005; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 2005; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, 2004; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2003.
The artist has also received various awards, including Outstanding Artist Award, Austria 2017; Digital Graffiti Curator’s Choice Award, 2014; Prix Ars Electronica, Honourable Mention, 2007; Diagonale Film Festival, Innovative Cinema, First Prize, 2006; and Prix Ars Electronica, Net Excellence / Award of Distinction, 2003.
LIA lives and works in Vienna.