I just want to thank everyone who came out to see Anthrolume and the other great pieces in the Oscillate show. Here are a few images taken on the night of the Artist Panel.
Wednesday night I did a brief presentation on Anthrolume at the Vermillion gallery. The Panel drew a good crowd – standing room only – with probably 75 in attendance. Here’s a video of the presentation. The suit will remain on display at the gallery through today (Friday, February 8, 2013).
Where: Vermillion, Seattle WA
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2012, 7-8:30pm PST
Hope to see you there!
I am sitting in my studio among a snarl of jumper wires, microcontrollers, test gear, and computers. I’m experimenting with a new, more powerful microcontroller, called a Maple Mini, and a different kind of addressable LED strip for a new art project.
Once things started flashing, I sorta stopped and realized…this is how art begins for me. Sure, I have a concept, and I am working towards realizing that concept, but I don’t even start feeling like a new art concept is real until I can start pushing electrons around and making something interesting happen. So it always comes down to electronics and software. Then when I see what’s possible, and what might be possible, my head starts really spinning with the possibilities.
How art begins isn’t that important – just as long as it begins.
I’m pleased that Anthrolume has been chosen to be among other works celebrating light and movement at the Seattle art venue Vermillion. Details follow.
Anthrolume is about motion – the motion that is inherent in the animations I create for the suit and project onto it. As a result, still pictures of the suit always seem to fall short – it really is a time-domain piece. So here you get the contrast – stop time, or let it run to capture the dynamic nature of the suit in a still frame.