In 2012, Moment Factory famously projection-mapped beautiful psychedelic visuals onto the exterior of Barcelona’s iconic Antoni Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia cathedral. In much higher latitudes in northeast Norway, the smaller Svelvik Church got some projection mapping of its own in Ascent/Descent. Created by Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, AKA Bazarove, Ascent/Descent was made by mapping the Svelvik Church’s interior, and projecting mesmerizing patterns of lines throughout its various nooks and crannies.
Dahl’s projection was staged on November 28, 2015. He just published a video of his project to share it with the wider world, which can be seen below.
Created for the inaugural ‘Day for Night festival’ by NYC based Vincent Houzé, Stephen Baker and David Bianciardi (AV&C), Lull is an immersive and contemplative installation that explores the liminal state between conscious and unconscious. In the center of an unlit 6,000-square-foot warehouse, waves of projected liquid light undulate across the walls of a semitransparent triangular structure.
Simple rules shape this ever-evolving animation, combining organic abstracted patterns with complex behavior that teeter between order and chaos. Immersed in layers of distant melodies that reverberate in sync with the surging fluid, as well as in a dense plume of fog that extends and blurs the light within, visitors dip in and out of the sculpture as if in a dream.
Created using TouchDesigner, Ableton Live, volumetric scrim structure, projectors and fog.
Image by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Smack Mellon
The world around us is a space of various geometries—of symmetries and asymmetries alike. The artist Christine Sciulli, whose primary medium is projected light, is interested in such geometries of life, but also in creating public interventions that invite passersby to “become the makers,” as she says.
Sciulli’s latest work is ROIL, a solo show featuring a large immersive piece in the raw industrial main gallery at Brooklyn non-profit art institution, Smack Mellon. Visitors are invited to walk “through, around, and within” ROIL to experience it.
“It is ethereal but in essence purely geometry—8-channel HD projections of expanding and contracting circles into a site-specific installation of 2,000 yards of tulle, 35′ high by 55′ long by 28′ wide,” Sciulli explains. “The videos are made in Apple Motion and are made, not auto-generated—circles expand, contract, overlap, overlay, pop in, fade out, get dense and fall away,” she says. “I laid a structure of mason’s cord throughout the gallery to slice the space from bottom to top and front to back, attaching to columns via ratchet straps and these amazing triangular D rings. Up high at 35′ we strapped to water mains. I used the 2,000 yards of white tulle and about 2,700 safety pins to gather and form the network.”
Check out ROIL in action in the images and video documentation below:
Image by Tycho Burwell, courtesy of Smack Mellon
Courtesy of the artist
ROIL runs through February 21 at Smack Mellon. Click here to check out more of Christine Sciulli’s work.
Created by Gabriel Pulecio, Saturn Submerged is part of an ongoing series of ‘infinity boxes’ that create expanding space within themselves. The sculpture is composed of multiple mirrored surfaces and LEDs, which are fused to create the illusion of infinite depth and imagery. Mirrors include convex domes and walls; LEDs are programmed to continuously change in randomized combinations of of colours and sequences based on several variables.
The box is continuously generating new patterns based on different variables including day, time, and random noises. Everything runs in realtime through Derivative’s TouchDesigner, using DMX and LEDs.
By day, Virgina-based glass artist Kiva Ford (previously) fabricates one-of-a-kind glass instruments designed for special applications in scientific laboratories. By night, he retires to his home art studio where he utilizes his vast skillset to create curious glass vessels, miniatures, goblets, and other unusual creations working entirely by hand. Ford says his artistic practice is heavily inspired by his interests in mythology, history, and science.
Ford’s artistic observations of the natural world have begun to merge directly with his scientific glassblowing abilities in a number of new hybrid pieces. In Metamorphosis and Metamorphosis II, we see the sequence of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly and an egg turning into a frog, all seamlessly encapsulated by handmade glass instruments, evoking the mystery of a ship in a bottle.
You can follow more of Ford’s work on Instagram and he sells hundreds of glass objects—mostly miniatures—through his Etsy shop. (via Hi-Fructose)