mardi 10 février 2009

Very Small Aray


Sur son site Very Small Aray, Dorothy transforme les graphiques et les statistiques de la culture pop en art. Le travail de recherche est souvent extrêmement long, presque aussi long peut-être que le travail d'illustration et de mise en page. Grâce à Dorothy on apprend d'où viennent principalement les groupes du top 100 annuel de Pitchfork, quel est la longueur moyenne des morceaux et qui des hommes ou des femmes est le plus représenté. En voyageant sur son site on peut aussi trouver des cartes montrant la densité de magasins Ikea par Villes américaines. Pas toujours très utile, mais tellement beau.
Puisque Dorothy est assez avare en description et en information sur son site en ce qui concerne son travail, on est allé directement lui demandé où, quoi, quand, comment et pourquoi elle faisait tout ça.

What is the content that you publish on your website? Is it only graphics and statistics?
Graphs, maps, series of photographs, a how-to guide for traveling around the world without an airplane - whatever strikes my fancy.

What is your goal? To transform graphics and statistics into art?
A lot of questions occur to me. Like - what is the distribution of Waffle House restaurants across the United States? And the best way to answer that question is a map. So I make the map to answer my own question - and once it is finished I might as well put it on the internet.
I will have no part in calling anything art.

Are you studying or have you studied in arts?
No, I went to a standard-grade college.

Are you working alone on your website? Because it seems to me that there's a collossal work.
I do work alone. And it is a big job, sometimes. Which is why months can go by without updates. But it is fun to do. Which is the only reason the site updates at all.



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