I’ve tried to lay low on the abundance of video projection mapping projects that have flooded art and design blogs the past year or so, and I think I surrendered only once to Macula’s Prague clock. And then this awesome project appeared in my inbox this morning. A collaboration between Sober Industries and Studio Rewind who decided to point the video projectors elsewhere, onto customized wood-paneled sculptures of animals.
Both sculptures were projected with mapped visuals. New in this project was the interactive part. The spectators were able to control the visuals projected by a custom made cubicle with motion sensors and buttons. By tilting the cubicle the color of the visuals changed and the buttons were used to skip through the visuals and to create other effects like blending and scratching. The sculptures are made entirely out of wood and can be disassembled to smaller pieces which are more easy to transport.
Keith Lemley’s sculptural installation consists of concentric rings of white neon tubes the paths of which mimic the natural variation found in the logs at their center. Lemley creates a space for dialogue between nature and the machine by filling the gallery with artificial light that is delivered through seemingly organic forms. By combining the everyday occurrence of perceiving light with an unusual delivery method, Something and Nothing calls attention to “the phenomenology of sight, the physiology of perception, and the experience of being a living body in space.”
An enormous typographic installation using thousands of paper components by Kyosuke Nishida and Brian Li. The work was exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010. View the entire project here. (via type goodness)
I have been walking by Christopher Furman‘s storefront gallery for several years here in Chicago where he often displays two or three of his robotic objects whirring away for passersby to enjoy. Through strange coincidence it turns out we have a mutual friend and after a quick email he pointed me to a video for his beautiful installation The Crowd. Christopher is currently working on a theater company called, yes, the Chicago Robotic Theater (!). Stay tuned for more info this summer.
Several photos and videos from the third annual 2011 Kinetica Artfair going on this very moment in London through February 6.
An unusual event now in its third year, this London fair brings together kinetic, electronic, robotic, sound and light art works. [...] An edgy underground atmosphere pervades the exhibition, both literally, being held in the vast basement space of the Ambika P3 gallery, and stylistically with a host of international artists who are, in the best sense, geektastic.