This interactive exhibition Be Tender invites audiences to lose themselves into Paterson’s colourful kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope has always required interaction, a dialogue between hand and eye, inside and outside, sending shards of coloured glass and fields of light into endlessly fleeting configurations.
Be Tender transforms the kaleidoscope into a new type of technological and physical interaction – where gentle hand and body gestures dictate the directional movement of Paterson’s glitter painted imagery.
Be Tender is an evolution of Reuben Paterson’s Gazillion Swirl exhibition at the Family Learning Centre, Auckland Art Gallery.
Exhibited for Digital Art Live, Owens Foyer, Aotea Centre, 17 October to Friday 25 November 2011.