Strata #3 consist in a film, site-specific installation and series of prints focusing on neoclassical Grand Theatre of Bordeaux. Commissioned by Evento and Lumin for the Bordeaux Art&Architecture Biennale (2009).
Photography: James Medcraft
3D Animation: Robin Lawrie
Custom Software: Mauritius Seeger
Assistants: Kieran Gee-Finch, Colin Johnson
The term Strata defines a geological formation made of multiple layers of rock. Each one of these layers has its own individual characteristics and history, which combined produce beautiful and unique formations…
The Strata project consist in a series of films, prints and installations investigating improbable relationships between contemporary digital aesthetics and icons of classical art and architecture. Like in geological processes, layers belonging to different ages interact with one another producing new intriguing formations.
Several years ago, we visited artist David Sena's studio to peep behind the curtain and find out about his unique process. Sena (who has given a few CH staff members tattoos in the past) creates large-scale artworks using an unusual method: the Cooper Union graduate "paints" almost exclusively using fireworks. The results are fantastic. The artist translates rough burn marks and leftover trails from smoke bombs into mesmerizing pieces that viewers would never believe were born from roadside explosives. We donned respirators and went back to visit Sena—and finally capture his work on film.
From a visual and conceptual point of view, the tension between order and chaos is a fertile space to explore. For over one hundred years, visual artists have focused on both in isolation and in tandem. As artists started to use software in the 1960s, the nature of this exploration expanded. This presentation features a series of revealing examples, historical research into the topic as developed for Reas' upcoming co-authored book “10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10″ (MIT Press, 2012), and a selection of Casey's artwork that relies on the relationship between chance operations and strict rules.
A respectful homage to Shirow Masamune’s manga and Mamoru Oshii’s seminal film “Ghost in the Shell”, this is a modernized direction that still tries to stays true to the original creator’s vision. What started as a photo tribute directed by Ash Thorp and Tim Tadder (photography), soon became a worldwide collaboration of more than 20 artists from around the world, with each and everyone coming together to help breath life into the project, resulting in the artistic interpretation you see below.
For a film that was a comment on the uber-connected society of the future, Project 2501 ended up being itself an example of how this collaborative group of creatives are so connected ourselves. Many of us never met beyond the communications provided by the vast and infinite net, but still came together to make the ultimate tribute to “Ghost in the Shell”.
Everyone of us wanted the opportunity to pay homage to a ground-breaking film that gave us so much.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our effort to capture the energy and beauty of the original film’s title sequence.
Ash thorp - Director / Producer / CG Artist
Anthony Scott Burns - CG Artist
Chris Ford - CG Artist
Colin Thomas - CG Artist
Filipe Carvalho - Art Director / Designer
Franck Deron - Editor
Furio Tedeschi - 3d lead / CG Artist
Gavriil Klimov - CG Artist
Hanno Hagedorn - CG Artist
Kevin Kwok - Web builder
Maciej Kuciara - CG Artist
Michal Misinski - CG Artist / Compositor
Milton Fernandes - CG Artist
Simon Jones - CG Artist - Simulation Artist
Vaughan Ling - CG Artist
Valentin Sorokin - CG Artist
Wedge & Lever - Poster Designer
Adam Tunikowski - Additional Compositing Artist
Aleksandra Rafalksa - Animation
Jaroslaw Handrysik - Additional rendering artist
Kuba Pietrzak - Sound Design
Michal Misinski - Supervisior
Piotr Bialousz - Additional CG Artist
Tomasz Dyrdula - CG Artist
SAN DIEGO CREW
Tim Tadder - Photographer
Dahlia Snyder - Shoot Producer
Mark Peery - Tim Tadder Assistant
Taylor Abeel - Tim Tadder Assistant
Kevin Joelson - Behind the Scenes Photography
Rebecca Joelson - Behind the Scenes Photography
Natalie Bohlin - Hair and Makeup Artist
Christine "IDiivil" Adams - Talent
Fizah Rahim - Photographer
Rezaliando - Photographer
Our Family and Friends
Bahi JD - Advisor
Kaz Oomori - Cultural Design Consultant
Ryan Hawkins - Additional 3D modeling
Tomasz Dyrdula - CG Artist
Vitaly Bulgarov - 3D asset contributor
ADVECTION _ Robert Seidel
2-Channel Video Projection on a Water Fountain
Dimension Fountain 10 x 7 m / Background 35 x 50 m
4th Lichtsicht Biennale _ Bad Rothenfelde / Germany _ lichtsicht-biennale.de
27th September 2013 – 5th January 2014
The work advection consists of several visual études projected on the continuously changing volume of a water fountain. Interconnected with both the circadian rhythm of their natural surroundings as well as the meteorological nuances of seasonal change from autumn to winter – the fixed études alter their density, texture and luminescence over the exhibition time.
This highly organic pictorial frame spawns a contemporary form of moving abstract paintings or associative drawings. The volumetric fountain, the pond reflections and iridescent flares shape a plasmatic spatial system, which is extended by a secondary video projection. This additional layer illuminates the surrounding area, integrating vegetation and the passing visitors into an abstracted mirage-stage.
Here, twining lines change their density within the evolving volume as fragile light patterns float in the bank of fog. The skeletal music composition is augmented by the sound of rippling water and the rushing fountain. Ultimately flickering projection segments and the emerging natural airstreams break the fluctuating formations, making every loop a unique permutation.
Curator Prof. Dr. Manfred Schneckenburger
Project Manager Paul Anczykowski
Producer Marion Carey-Yard
Consultant Hermann Noering
Technical Setup Christian Meyer & Team
The artist would like to thank everyone for making this project possible, especially the People of Bad Rothenfelde, the Heinrich W. Risken Foundation, Nadine Szabó, Daniel Rossa, Thorsten Bauer, Elke Fox, Juliane Keilitz, Florian Licht, Jeffers Egan and Henrik Hofmeister.
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