Shirley Shor: Terra Infirma

Posted on December 10, 2006 Under Art

We had an opportunity to check out an amazing new media installation by Isreal born, San Francsico dwelling Shirley Shor yesterday at Scope Miami. She’s part of an emerging generation of new-media artists who are redefining how computers can be utilized as vehicles for artistic production. The piece we saw and immensely enjoyed playing with was called Terra Infirma— a platform filled with smooth white sand mountains, and a projector hanging high above sending down a real time animation of colored lines. It created what looked like gridlines or some kind of landscaped topographical maps. She says, “these landscapes are a synthesis between the code and the territory.” Her work has been described as “liquid architecture”, generating art on-the-fly with computer code. Check out her video explanation here.