The ‘Currents’ Lightform Sculpture was created by the dream team of Mr. G Munkowitz, Architect Lorenzo Vianello, Projection Mapping Wizard Philip Reyneri and Motion Graphics Ace Peter Call Me The Clark. The concept behind the piece was to visualize Magnetic Fields within the medium of practical sculpture, essentially visualizing a series of line work reliefs as charges from Positive to Negative poles.
This in effect created a highly organic, flowing set of dynamic curves generated by algorithms using the procedural software Grasshopper. The faces of the resulting geometry were dotted with small holes of varying sizes to complete the Morphological Hierarchy of flowing curves and a dotted three-dimensional pattern. This geometry was then assigned structure, relief and form, and was CNC Milled out of a Foam base material, creating a lush and highly detailed three-dimensional form. The sculpture was then hung as a two piece pair on the gallery walls, and projection mapped with a 5 minute motion graphic loop, which traced and filled all the dots and lines adorning the sculpture - creating a vibrant optical illusion of depth and movement.
A complimentary and quite moody 5 minute audio loop was then created and emitted out of an embedded speaker within the design, creating a rich sonic navigation in the space and conceiving an Audio/Visual interaction between the audience and the artwork.
Currents Lightform Credits
Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Currents Architect: Lorenzo Vianello
Currents Motion Design: Peter Clark
Currents Projectionist: Philip Reyneri
Special Thanks: Kevin ‘The Hangman’ Meagher