In the spring of 2013 Hunter Hampton and Eskimo partnered to go on a filmmaking journey around the US to meet with various creative professionals in hopes of capturing a glimpse of what it is like to work in the creative industry. The idea was born out of our own questions and struggles on how to deal with things that may seem out of your control.
The themes we decided to focus on were those of creativity, relationships, the pursuit of financial profit, and the many directions you can intentionally or unintentionally find yourself taking. We hope the short provides direction in helping others pursue their own creative and personal goals by hearing first hand experiences. Thank you to everyone involved for your transparency and willingness to be involved.
Manta Rhei combines choreographed light with physical movement for a luminous kinetic sculpture, which blurs the boundaries between natural and artificial, animate and inanimate. Manta Rhei can perform a wide spectrum of patterns ranging from harmonious to more conflicting. The changing ‘behaviour’ evokes the impression of an animated object with a certain degree of autonomy.
Manta Rhei emerged from a joint exploration into ‘kinetic luminaires’ by the light fixture manufacturer Selux and ART+COM. It uses OLED technology. In 2012 Manta Rhei was exhibited at the Light+Building in Frankfurt am Main and at MADE, Berlin in 2013.
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
In the course of refurbishment works ART+COM was commissioned to create a signature art installation for the Departure-Check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport. “Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.