noa raviv visualizes immaterial computer errors with grid installation
noa raviv visualizes immaterial computer errors with grid installation noa raviv visualizes immaterial computer errors with grid installation
apr 08, 2015

noa raviv visualizes immaterial computer errors with grid installation


what happens when technology fails? an action never occurs, it freezes, an error message is visualized; yet those are only effects, something must have caused it. deep within the vast expanses of immaterial numerical code, a single digit has moved, a character pointing in the wrong direction has caused an avalanche barreling infinitely into the distance. contemplate further, beyond what interface after interface has visualized as a failure. is it simple, or complex? are you drawn to it? turned away in disgust? for artist noa raviv, it’s these questions and more that have shaped her exhibition at OOPS — curated by yuval saar — on display at hansen house in jerusalem.

grid installation, OOPS, hansen house–jerusalem
all images courtesy of noa raviv



the israeli born noa raviv is a participant in the exhibition, who, when pondering the questions posed, came back to an answer explored in her previous ‘hard copy collection’. during the initial work, raviv encountered errors within CAD modeling software. the errors cannot be printed, in fact they don’t exist, only temporary visualized in virtual space. for the show, she designed to bring the errors to reality, forming distorted grids and placing them within the gallery setting. the morphed shapes are left to viewers, whose personal ideas further distort them. OOPs is an exploration into the unseen mechanisms of the world, allowing spectators a glimpse at what human’s can grasp, but perhaps never fully understand.

grid installation, OOPS, hansen house–jerusalem

grid installation, OOPS, hansen house–jerusalem

noa raviv

‘hard copy collection’

‘hard copy collection’

a computer glitch that influenced the project



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