Using 365 seconds to represent the 365 days in a solar year, "Time Divides"
shows the underlying structure that unifies the annual seasons as understood
and experienced by humanity. This is the same structure that unifies
all people, animals, minerals and other assorted earth-bound lifeforms. The individual's
experience of time creates the illusion of separateness. Transcending this
illusion is a path to clarity. By focusing on unity while experiencing time,
life takes on new meaning.
Huge thanks to WorldStage, Inc (worldstage.com) and Nationwide Rentals for providing technical and logistical sponsorship and support for this project, and for championing public art in New York City.
Thanks also to Sixpoint beer (sixpoint.com) for sponsoring our cocktail receptions Saturday and Sunday nights during the DUMBO Arts Fest.
Codex Dynamic Credits.
Codex Dynamic conceived, curated and produced by Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker
Codex Dynamic Event produced by Farkas Fülöp
Codex Dynamic Video Mapping template designed by Farkas Fülöp and John Ensor Parker
Time Divides Credits.
Produced by Brian Blessinger
Concept by Michelle Dodson, Bryan Dodson and Adam Barfield
Directed by Michelle Dodson and Bryan Dodson
Animation by Michelle Dodson and Bryan Dodson
Sound Design by Adam Barfield
Pre-production Consultation by Tim Daust of Reelmind Studios.
“An Inquiring Age” is a large-scale video-mapping projection installation created by Glowing Bulbs + John Ensor Parker, that spans 33,000 square feet (3,065 square meters) within the Manhattan Bridge Archway and on the Eastern exterior elevation of the Anchorage. The piece included audio and was presented in the Codex Dynamic video exhibition.
It is not known when man’s conceptualization of time began, but it’s influence on us as individuals and collectively is rooted in the natural world. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Mayans all developed calendar systems based on natural observations of the Moon's cycles and seasonal changes. These observations of nature formulated our traditional understanding of time as linear constant-rate and are still relevant as with our historical records, calendars, folklore, religion, film, music, visual art and philosophy. Yet today as our knowledge of the natural world increases so are our concepts of time. The Laws of Relativity provide us the opportunity to speed up, slow down, go backwards or even stop time and with Quantum Mechanics time is unrelated to space and may simply be a direction at any moment, in turn, affording an object the possibility of existing at different places at the same time.
“An Inquiring Age” explores the ever-changing psyche of both the individual and the collective, as a result of our evolving perspectives of space and time.
to celebrate 10 years of digital innovation by RalphLauren.com, Scharff Weisberg, MKG, and content creator united Visual Artists (uVA) collaborated to create an incredible combination of technology and artistry that uses Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in new York city as its palette. A 3d architectural mapping system projected a nearly eight minute “4d” video experience that made the building’s walls to come to life and open up to expose a fashion show, a huge belt threading through the windows, a polo ball bursting through the façade, and other convincing effects—all rendered in 3d space.
Project Runway started its tenth season and to celebrate the producers tagged Nexus Productions and WorldStage to create an interactive video wall where passerby’s could have a chance to become part of the show- if only for a moment. Installed on part of the NYC Highline the project consists of 24 NEC LCD panels with the personalities and judges looking out at the parks catwalk entrance. As a person walks by a web camera triggers the on screen cast to ‘critique’, gently, the walk and attire of the individuals - strut a bit and get a bigger reaction.