Ball and Chain created by James Clar on 2010 is currently being exhibited at the VOLTA in New York. This sculpture integrates both technology and culture to represent society’s dependency on energy and technology. This sculpture contains 24 car LED headlights, bounded to a power outlet by a thick heavy chain. This artwork is a metaphor of individual’s need for energy and electricity in today’s technological era. The sculptures emphasis moves away from the human body and uses objects found around our society to conceptualize individualism and societal changes. the For more information on the artist click here.
In the City by Laure-Anne Jacobs was created in 2007. Life Cycle is the 4th edition of the virtual exhibition series of an online art project known as Anina.be. This artwork can be found on Anina.be. Furthermore this artwork displays people going through their ordinary lives in a series of cycles displayed by photographs and images that are digitally mastered and altered with glowing edges and sounds. This artwork emphasizes the evolution of media technology and its depiction of the real world. The alteration and digital imaging of these photographs deemphasizes the classical beauty and elegance of photographs and focuses on the individuals’ emotions by distorting the rendering of their facial features.
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Lightscape 3D was created by Elliot Woods in 2010. Lightscape is a rendering of projected images onto vertical strips of wires into a volumetric real space that allows digital graphics to be both immersive and tangible. Woods artwork is based of Albert Hwang’s Wiremap, an innovative projection technique that builds a real and interactive 3d image by manipulating light from a projector (Wiremap). The collaboration of both artists make an individualistic installation; each artist has a different way of rendering light and music into a live performance of different light and geometric shapes arrays. For example the high paced electronic music differs from the slow paced melody of Lumacra another collaborative installation produced by Albert Hwang and Matt Parker. Lightscape 3D can be found on kimchiandchips.com/litescape.php. To see other works by Elliot Woods click here.
Lumarca15 was created by Albert Hwang and Matt Parker on September 2011. This installation is an on-going collaborative work that focuses on data visualization and digital cinema. It allows viewers to see projected three dimensional images and motion on vertical pieces of string that are equally spaced apart and taped to the ground. This allows artist to convey a narrative or aesthetic information in a theatrical three dimensional space. The use of Elle Intrigue by Sydney Poma gives this artwork a mystifying feel as the motion and lights transform to the beat of the piano. The similarities between Lightscape 3D and Lumacra 15 are highly noticeable however the collaboration of different artists make each artwork individualistic due to the fact that each artist is an individual with a different interpretation of light, shapes, and music. This artwork can be found in New York at the Eyebeam: Art and Technology Center. For news updates and information about the artists click here.