Computer-generated strings of light wiggle and shake in response to your movements in strands, the new interactive light installation from ecco screen. trands was created using custom software the artist wrote in Processing. ecco screen used a blob-tracking device and an Xbox Kinect to pinpoint the user’s position in front of the piece.
I love the combination of light and sound, it is like creating a new instrument. Looking at the video, it seems to be an intensive task to create these sturdy rods. On the other hand, the technicality of the installation is quite insane (in a good way)!
Again, I like how a single use of material is able to create a beautiful space and structure. Here, I enjoy the fluidity of the piece, and how there seems to be so much movement and texture from the thin material. It also seems that lighting played a part into curating something simple.
Using the simplest materials – plastic sheeting and black hot glue, a mountainous form that appears to float in space is created. The process that he calls “casting the invisible” involves draping the plastic sheeting over stacked cardboard boxes, which are then removed to leave only their impressions.
An artist who works with light and space, James Turrell works often seems to be able to evoke certain moods for viewers who enters into the amazing installations. As Turrell himself puts it, the material of light is “nonvicarious” (i.e. you can’t experience it without being there). Thus, I really like how immersive space is, and how pictures alone is not able to express the experience itself. I also like the way he uses lights and how the lights are able to have a glowing effect, probably due to the material that it is used within the structures.
His works makes me think deeper about what I want people to feel, and what kind of mood I want to set by the lights, space, and ambiance.
Chromosaturation – Carlos Cruz Diezsite
Chromosaturation is an artificial environment composed of three color chambers, one red, one green and one blue that immerse the visitor in a completely monochrome situation. This experience creates disturbances in the retina, accustomed to receive wide range of colors simultaneously. The installation works in a very personal way, altering the colour of ones skin, clothing and anything that the audience is carrying.
This is another light installation which medium and effects is something very interesting. This alters and disrupts a person’s perception of light, and messes up one’s interpretation of colour.
This artwork is infused by science, and reminds me of the science centre project me and a few others worked on during our summer break, where the challenge was to infuse science and art together, and make it pretty. The work is something distinct and interesting, reminding me that fusing science and art can create works that are more unique.
As part of the Aichi Triennale in 2013, Kohei Nawa recreated a beautiful space by filling a dark room with billowing clouds of foam. The ever changing cloud-like forms were pumped from eight different locations on the floor, creating a landscape that was constantly in motion.
What I really like is the simple beauty of the piece, and transforming the space to make the viewers feel like they are being transported into another world altogether. This done by using lights that penetrates through the translucent foam mixture.
According to Amy Frearson from the Deezen, “The artist experimented with different quantities of the three ingredients to create a foam stiff enough to hold a shape without being affected by gravity.” This statement reminds me that creating objects/forms requires much trail and error, and that one needs to push for an idea to come to reality.
Room illusions – Peter Kogler
For 30 years, Peter Kogler has created artworks that transforms ordinary into illusionary spaces. By plastering walls with optical illusions, he challenges a viewer’s sense of depth with his ambitious monochromatic installations of repeating patterns that incorporate pipes, ants, and bold snake-like patterns. My preference are the artworks that he created by just utilising lines.