underwater is a large-scale suspended installation that is articulated using data from the surface of water. A Microsoft Kinect was used to collect three-dimensional data from wave action on the surface of Lake Superior. This data is used to articulate the mechanical installation consisting of hundreds of individual servomotors. The complex and subtle movements on the surface of the water are simulated within the installation by the servomotors moving according to the collected data. January through March of 2013, underwater was installed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts recreating the dynamic water movement from hundreds of miles away.

This installation was completed with support from: Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, BE, The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, McKnight Individual Artist Fellowship and The Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Art Institute.

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