From November to January 2014, Muriel Guépin Gallery in NY was the home to ‘Bright Matter’, an exhibition of enigmatic works by five international artists widely recognized for their spatial-aesthetic research, creative engineering, and stunning perceptual hacks. We check in with the event’s instigator, curator, and participating artist Joanie Lemercier for a report, the back story, and a 2015 teaser.
Created by Kyle McDonald, “Sharing Faces” uses a megapixel surveillance camera and custom software to match the face locations of the persons looking at the screen. As the person moves, new images are pulled from the database matching the new location and create a mirror-like image of yourself using the images of others.
Light Barrier by Kimchi and Chips creates phantoms of light in the air by crossing millions of calibrated beams, creating floating graphic objects which animate through space.
Created by Ralf Baecker and produced by the LEAP gallery in Berlin, Mirage is an installation that uses muscle wires to move a mirror that reflects a laser beam into a shape of a landscape.
Created by Shohei Fujimoto, Power of One #Point is an installation exploring input and output using laser and reflecting mirrors.
‘MirrorFugue’ by Xiao Xiao at the MIT Media Lab explores music collaboration across space and time using a set of interfaces for piano to visualise gesture of a performance.
In this tutorial we will show you how to create an application using Cinder that grabs photos from Instagram to create real-time animated kaleidoscopes. We’ll look at the technical details of the (simplified) version that is now included as a sample with Cinder (0.8.5+).
“Portrait” is work in progress on a video installations that shows portraits as “paintings in motion” — grotesque, dream-like, abstract and surreal photographs of real people created using various editing and compositing techniques.
ExR3 is an a anamorphic analogue interactive installation that exists coherently in a fractured, mirrored version of a reflected room visible from four points within the real space.
Currently on show at the Bitforms gallery in NYC are the three new mirror pieces by Daniel Rozin. The exhibition titled Angles features “Angles Mirror”, a piece that builds a picture based on relative lightness and darkness. It explores a system of linear rotation that indicates the direction of an object’s contour. A wall-mounted sculpture, the Angles Mirror […]
Evan Bech uses screen capture to create three-dimensional moving sculptures on the desktop. As he repositions windows on the desktop, the feedback of the image keeps regenerating and creating a sense of depth in the y axis direction. The trick is the same as when mirror to mirror can create an endless repetition of images. […]
Visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal‘s body of work playfully parses web culture tropes while exploring the browser as both a site of experience and production. While most widely known for his prolific ‘art website’ output, what sets Rozendaal apart from many other internet-minded artists is his knack for executing his aesthetic pursuits not only on screens, […]