Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Lady or the Tiger?

“The Lady or the Tiger?” is what Landron labels the lower level of his installation piece the "Shattering of Time." Here we have an elaborate toy train set. There are two tunnels. The train goes in one tunnel and comes out (locomotive first) the same tunnel it went in. The red circles on the tree are not bulbs, Landron insists, but "nodes."

Every Spring semester he teaches Boolean Logic at the Claire Trevor School for the Arts Art and Technology Department at U.C. Irvine. Teams of his graduate students take train tracks from a Lionel box. They must guess what the layout of the track for "The Lady or the Tiger?" is inside the mountain including Boolean switches. Since Landron lives in Bilbao, the course is podcast.

Speaking of trains, seen here hanging from the ceiling is Chris Burden's "Medusa's Head."


Steve said...

I hear podcasts are all the rage in Bilbao.

Salty Miss Jill said...

Chris Burden, feh.