Handheld footage of Alan Dunning and Paul Woodrow's installation, Radiator, at Aurora Dallas, October, 2013.
Aurora is a free contemporary art exhibition centered in the rapidly developing Dallas Arts District. The project presents interactive new media artworks such as light, video, performance, and sound in exciting and unexpected public spaces.
Radiator is a site specific installation using local visual noise and ambient sound present in the exhibition location, as an integrative component to connect with historic images and hidden memories associated with the particular space. The form of the installations combine both projections and sound amplification that result in spatial transformation and disorientation. The space was illuminated by a radiant form generated from ambient sound. Video and audio captured by cameras and mics operating at the limits of their capacities, and struggling to resolve images and sounds in the dimly lit space, were analyzed using state of the art pattern recognition algorithms to populate the site with visions from a dreaming, hallucinating machine.