Conductor (2011) by Alexander Chen. Video capture. View live at: mta.me
Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA's actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli's 1972 diagram.
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Kimchi and Chips create phantoms of light in the air, crossing millions of calibrated beams with their work . The light installation creates floating graphic objects which animate through space as they do through time.
A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, they explored new qualities of colour and the trail of time. Kimchi and Chips' study of digital light discusses a new visual mechanic, their installation adding to the visual language of space and light. As the artist's inquiry deepens, brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.
Light Barrier was co-commissioned by FutureEverything and the British Council. It premiered at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets 4–6 June 2014.
This system creates truly volumetric projections which can define 3 dimensional forms in space, in contrast to 'hologram' screens and fog screens which create planar images.
Junghoon Pi (junghoonpi.com)
Special thanks to Lidia Khesed and Tom Higham
Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Peter Segerstrom.
Standing Wave is an interactive, audiovisual installation that consists of twin curved sculptures covered with sound-absorbent foam, illuminated by a video projection of computer-generated lines that reacts to your movements. These movements also control a real time sound synthesis system, whose outputs are calibrated to both mirror and complement the interactive video projection.
The title Standing Wave is an allusion to the shape of the installation itself, a reference the physical phenomenon of the same name, and a homage to Naum Gabo's work, with which the piece shares its title. The installation consists of two curved surfaces, 13’ wide and approximately 10’ tall, arcing towards you, covered in serrated acoustic foam panels that do sound absorption as well as act as the projection surface. The projection, like in our previous work, consists of computer-generated lines that move in a naturalistic way when you move in front of the installation. As the lines move over the serrated foam, moire patterns are generated by the interference of these two elements, which creates a rather organic visual phenomenon. As the lines move, they influence an interactive surround-sound system which consists of mostly deep bass sounds combined with high-frequency tones. Like our previous work, the interface of the installation is made of small video cameras connected to a computer, which processes their image to determine the strength and direction of your movements, similar in the way that systems such as the Kinect or the EyeToy work.
The work is a collaboration between Cuppetelli and Mendoza, and musician, sound designer and artist Peter Segerstrom. The installation is an extension of our previous collaboration, Transposition, and is a further development of Cuppetelli and Mendoza’s past work: Nervous Structure and Notional Field.
Standing Wave premiered at the 2013 edition of the Festival Némo, in Paris, France, and its production was generously funded by ARCADI.
The Modular Music Box submission video to Prix Ars Electronica 2011.
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