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 Institute of Arts.
Material removal device slowly lowers thirty small devices into a block of foam. The devices rapidly dance as they eat away at the foam. After several hours of activity a uniform concave void with a ring of particles emerges.
This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59'7" N 145°5'20" W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure installed at The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. The result was a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location.
This light sensitive device consists of 4 individual units each containing a leaf, a photo-resistor, and a servo motor. When the leaf shades the photo-resistor from the light the motor attempts to move it out of the way. The devices are constantly reconfiguring their leaves as they attempt to expose themselves to light.
This device uses three leaves to collect wind. It then produces charcoal drawings based on the amount and intensity of the wind on a given day. wind drawing device was created in Balatonfured, Hungary. It produced 60 drawings during a three week period in June and July 2006 on the Hungarian countryside.