77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno
Leave it to Brian Eno to concoct something so massive and yet so fluid that it can be displayed and experienced in multiple galleries at the same time. Such is the case with his latest visual entry, 77 Million Paintings, on display at the Austin Museum of Art during SXSW 2007. I can think of no better way to wind down five days of craziness than to sink into a chair at this museum, surrounded by flatscreens, immersed in an Eno soundscape while watching what is basically the world’s smoothest iTunes Viewer do funky things in front of me. The specially-designed software completes transitions so smoothly and organically that you can’t even tell the picture is shifting until after the fact.
77 Million Paintings is currently on display in multiple locations within the UK, and is also available for purchase as a DVD for experiencing within your own home. It has not yet been shown in other US cities (to my knowledge), but some sites indicate that it will be.
Official site here.
All Saints Records has a nice recap of the exhibit when it was in Tokyo.