Welcome to the realms of BA (Binary Art). On this page, I'd like to share my latest minimalistic creations with you. Seven masterpieces, all consisting of merely eight bits each, are hereby unveiled to the public. 11110000 Truth The symmetry of opposites, of life and death, of Yin and Yang, so delicately wrapped in a fragile veil of simplicity. The feelings kindled by this masterpiece cannot be given justice with mere words, but awe, astonishment, insight and elucidation are expressions seemingly minted for the sole purpose of fitting this piece of art. A glimpse of perfection. 10101010 Disillusion And so the illusion shatters. With this piece of art, a cold stone is being pushed right into the centre of the beholder's heart. The obtrusive feeling of what can only be described as out-of-this-world sorrow, brought forth by the inconceivable tension between 'Truth' and 'Disillusion', is mind-numbing. 00100000 Abandoned Blue Though not as striking as the two preceeding masterpieces, this creation certainly deserves attention. Is this a sole bit, or is it seven bits in company? Do the bits depict people, and if so, aren't the seven bits the abandoned ones? Trivial as it may seem at a first glance, this piece of art holds far too many profound implications to be neglected. Or abandoned, for that matter. 11111111 Void Indefinable, delicate humour with a sting of seriousness are, think I, the words that best describe this fine flower in the meadow of binary art. Every bit being equal, this tabula rasa could be seen as a rather quiet, taciturn entity. But, as the artist so appropriately provokes us to think with a name such as 'Void', if a row of ones is as empty as a row of zeroes, then what is the definition of content? And for what purpose? 00010111 Love The beauty of this piece is striking. The perfect symmetry, bordering on the pureness of the earlier masterpiece 'Truth', mediates utter mutual affection; but, considering the counterforce of 'Disillusion', can such love be anything other than fictional utopia? The observer is left uncertain, in contemplation. 10000001 Simplicity A rather naïve creation, this piece of art doesn't seem nearly as energetic or animate as the previous ones. At a first glance, that is. For the capriciousness of the work is indeed very vivid, and if just given enough time, the spirit of it suddenly explodes into an emotional vivace, superficial, cursory, yet at the same time permeating. 11111001 Untitled #249 Emanated by this piece is a futuristic playfulness seldom seen within the domains of binary art. So many semi-structures, would-be orders and instances of teasing near-systematicness cowork to give its character a rather tangible attitude of rebellion. We are urged to change just one bit in order to make it all a bit more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye; but in doing so, we would strengthen one order while destroying another. In this sense, the artist has captured, in eight bits, the very gist of what life is all about: compromising. The artist can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the material found on this page is copyright (c) Linus Akesson, and that permission is hereby granted for anyone to _freely_ redistribute any or all of the content. Low prices to cover expenses for media and shipping are allowed. Please contact me if in doubt. However, it has recently come to my knowledge that the commercially available program Microsoft Excel 97 (TM) contains no less than 35023 illegal reproductions of 'Truth', 2032 reproductions of 'Disillusion' (romantic bastards!), 17600 copies of Abandoned Blue, 439011 copies of Void, 5475 copies of Love, 18487 copies of Simplicity and 10586 copies of Untitled #249. Since I'm a poor artist, no legal steps will be taken. (Do you believe that?)
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Mon 8-Sep-2008 13:20
Someone should print this and show it to the Microsoft lawyers, just to see their faces after they've first laughed at it and then given that laugh a second's thought.
Thu 11-Dec-2008 19:07
From the Sicily (Italy)
Wed 14-Oct-2009 16:27
As i was inspired to contemplate binary forms and think outside the box, i came up with these:
½½½½½½½½ - uncertainty
111100§0 - something protruded from a completely different universe (btw, "they" are as astonished as we are by the sudden appearance of a "0")
ØØØØØØØØ - void
00101111 - as random as it gets
00101010 - the absolute answer to the absolute question
yeah, i know, a bit on the funny side :)
Thu 4-Mar-2010 12:03
Again a sad artwork. The artist touched a serious subject after the light playfulness of his last two works "Simplicity" and "Untitled #249" not fearing to show us it's deep darkness.
War. What a terrific word which expresses not only the awfulness of it's meaning but also the terrible consequences of it.
The structure of this masterpiece is really straightforward: the 1s are the men lining up face to face on the front line and the 0s are the women waiting for their men in the heartland. The high number of 0s immediately drags the attention of the viewer and points to the biggest horror of the war: we almost hear the screams and cries of the poor women who lost their husbands, fathers and sons, we almost feel the pain of the hard work done by these ladies in a society with too few men and we almost see as a film the empty and meaningless life of the girls aging and dying alone.
It worth to note that this artwork (24 in decimal) is right next to the other masterpiece : "Love" (23 in decimal). This reflects to the well known expression : "Make love not war" raising the artistic value of this work to new heights. Now not only the art and it's title can be in a menaningful connection (like we saw in "Void") but two separate work can be connected and express something new.
With this masterpiece the artist's genius stepped into a new area of art. Personally I'm really waiting for his next work.
By : Etalon :)
Thu 18-Mar-2010 21:17
By : Etalon :)
Thu 22-Jul-2010 15:48
It worth to note that this artwork (24 in decimal) is right next to the other masterpiece : "Love" (23 in decimal).
Love is war.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q="love is war"&btnI=I
Sun 25-Jul-2010 12:25
Tue 27-Jul-2010 17:41
printf("hello, World (World is Copyright (c) God t=0");
Tue 28-Sep-2010 21:24
The two parts are complements, for a true Zen.
Wed 29-Sep-2010 02:07
PS: No need to get rich but no need to be poor if it can be helped. What they did is despicable. Just a comment.
Tue 17-May-2011 12:43
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Sat 2-Mar-2013 10:16
"Facing the worst thing you can imagine"
by the way - your page is really hot shit!
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