A Short Animation Inspired by the Works of İlhan Koman
Plato Art Space is proud to present Candaş Şişman’s video dedicated to famous sculptor İlhan Koman produced for the exhibition İlhan Koman: Hulda Festival, a Journey into Art and Science opening on the 22nd September, 2010.
İlhan Koman’s unique design approach in his form studies also inspires contemporary art works. The video installation Flux by young artist Candaş Şişman can be defined as a digital animation which is inspired from the structural features of some of İlhan Koman’s works like Pi, 3D Moebius, Whirlpool and To Infinity... A red circle, which is colored in reference to the red radiators of Ogre, is traced in a morphological transformation which re-interprets the formal approach of Koman’s works. The continuous movement sometimes connotes the formal characteristics of Pi, 3D Moebius, Whirlpool and To Infinity..., as well as the original formal interpretations of the design principles of the works . In Flux, Koman’s design process in the making of the Pi series has been treated as the emerging of a sphere from a two-dimensional circle by the principle of increasing the surface; and that simple direction is re-interpreted in digital medium. Thanks to this, in the digital animation an entirely different form serial that does not resemble Pi yet remaining its design principle can be followed through the flow of a circle to the sphere. As a conscious attitude of the artist, this work is not designed in a direct visual analogy with Koman’s works. During the animation, none of the moments of the transforming form look like Pi or 3D Moebius, however the subjective reading of Koman’s approach can be observed.
With the integration of the sounds of various materials – which Koman used in his sculptures – Flux turns into an impressive spatial experience. Flux, also exemplifies that Koman’s work can be re-interpreted by the analysis and manipulation of form in the digital medium.
We set out to create a one of a kind public art experience, a projection mapping installation for multiple surfaces and multiple dimensions. Created by a hand picked team of artists with sponsorship by AT+T, Senovva, Light Harvest, and Leo Kuelbs.
Unfolding like an animated modern Botticelli painting, flowing above our heads and spreading outwards
in every direction, “As Above, So Below” immersed viewers in the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. Audiences physically entered the story and explored the shimmering surface as it ignited with messages and symbols.
This originally conceived video mapping project was a challenge offered to a group of artists from varying backgrounds. Led by digital arts pioneers Farkas Fulop and Ryan Uzilevsky, with post production support by Sina Taherkhani, the group created a one-of-a-kind experience. Adding to the fun were Artists Simon Anaya, John Parker, Richard Jochum and Johnny Moreno. The final projection utilized over 25,000 square feet of architectural canvas, and ultimately won "Best In Show" at the Dumbo Arts Festival.
This production tested every technique in image-making conceivable in the short time frame, including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground.
Leo Kuelb is responsible for securing the site and bringing the original team together. He also put together a great international video art showcase between screenings of "As Above, So Below."
Soundtrack by Daft Punk
“As Above, So Below”
as part of “Immersive Surfaces”
John Ensor Parker
Visual Effects Team:
Sina Taherkhani – VFX Creative Direction
Farkas Fülöp – Visual Effects Supervisor
Simon Anaya – Video Mapping Specialist
Ryan Uzilevsky – VFX Producer
John Ensor Parker – 3D Environment Architect
James Laudicina Jr – VFX Production Manager
Isaiah Palmer – 3D VFX Artist
Kevin Bleich – 3D Programmer
Luis Valdes – VFX Artist
Paul Imperio – VFX Artist
Cory John Stoffa – VFX Artist
Filip Radonjic – VFX Artist
Paul Daniel – VFX Artist
Adam VanDine – VFX Artist
J.k. Carrington – VFX Artist
Aerialists / Movement Performers:
Malado Baldwin – Movement
Kae Burke – Aerialist
Darnell Celius – Movement
Sarah Lisette Chiesa – Movement
Iara Celest Diaz – Movement
Nahdi Gibson-Zelaya – Movement
David James – Aerialist
Jesse Lenat – Movement
Erinina Marie Ness – Aerialist
Max Pollak – Movement
Anya Sapoznihkova – Aerialist
Rachael Shane – Movement
Julianna Takacs – Aerialist
Tyler Visar Shaqiri – Aerialist
Despina Sophia Stamos – Movement
Sarah Walko – Movement
Kevin Bleich – 3D Scanning – Web Developer
Chris Studley – Lighting Designer / Set Carpenter
Buddy Raymond – Rigger / Set Carpenter
Anya Sapozhnikova – Stunt Consultant
Marion Talan – Costume Designer
Dana Fairbairn – Script Supervisor
Darnell Celius – Production Assistant
The House of Yes
The Juilliard School
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
J. Peter Siriprakorn
This is a year-long time-lapse study of the sky. A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent was to reveal the patterns of light and weather over the course of a year.
More information at: http://www.murphlab.com/ahots
The music is "Aerial" by Moby, from http://www.mobygratis.com (royalty-free music for independent filmmakers).