“Floe” is a collaborative act between four artists and designers from the Royal College of Art, London. The piece is inspired by formations and movement found in nature.
Floe, embodies the shape and movement of ice drifting on the surface of the North Atlantic.
The glass structure is combined with a simple wave movement and light bringing life to the piece. An interactive element was essential to the project; the audience influences the movement and light intensity with their presence.
This is the first prototype of an on going project, using a continuous rotation servo motor(+arduino), a distance sensor to track the presence of the audience in the environment changing the speed of rotation accordingly. A single beamer as a light source adds another layer to the whole - that being random shapes created on the walls as a result of light rays reflecting from/breaking through extremely thin glass layers.
The process started off with Pierre Paslier’s experimentation with kinetic structures using mdf and manual movement. Their videos can be found below:
And here's a link to his website: pierrepaslier.com
documentation by Remy Valton
editing by Ozgun Kilic
Soundtrack: Monolake- Unstable Matter (mixed)
Audio "The Crossing" by Tobin Buttram
All right reserved 2008 Etsuko Ichikawa
This video is a part of my solo exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum, and it will be up till May 3, 2009. Please visit my website etsukoichikawa.com or bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/etsuko_ichikawa.htm for more information.
Music by Colleen from the album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique"
Tracks: "John Levers the Ratchet", "Will You Gamelan for Me?", "Please Gamelan Again", "Your heart is so loud"
All tracks written by Cécile Schott (SACEM), Used courtesy of The Leaf Label and the artist
theleaflabel.com - colleenplays.org
Little Boxes is a music box concept for iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad and an application. When placing one of the boxes on the iPad, it recognizes it and activates. The idea is that each box contains its own universe revealed by the action of the crank with an animation and melody proper to each. The aim is to give a new dimension to the music box, and transcribe visual sensations that don't exist in a standard music box. This work reflects my desire to play with the physical and digital elements by making them interact. It allowed me to embrace different areas, and confront myself with creative and technical challenges. The result is the creation of a world through the music box, where everyone can enter and interact with it. The tracks used for this project are courtesy of the french artist Colleen / Album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique" (bit.ly/NfdsLk).