Life Lights Interactive Art by Morgan Rauscher & Miles Thorogood (New Westminster, BC, Canada)

Life Lights is an interactive artwork that is permanently installed at the River Market in New Westminster B.C. I teamed up with interactive artists Miles Thorogood to conceptualize and build Life Lights and our exciting partnership yielded some fantastic results. The work has hundreds of color changing lights and a specialized sound environment that allow participants to play with the work like a musically illuminated sculpture. Life Lights was commissioned by Mark Shieh of the River Market and fits nicely into the fun and exciting River Market cultural program.

River Market
810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
Canada V3M 6B9
(25 miles from Vancouver)

Adults Only Nights at Telus Spark Science Centre (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Open late – and no kids allowed*! The second Thursday of the month, TELUS Spark is open for extended hours, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With no children around, we bring out authentic materials, expanded challenges and more involved programs. Each event features a different theme and you’ll always enjoy access to a licensed bar and music throughout the evening.

“The Year’s Midnight” installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Ottawa, Canada)

Installed in the lobby of the Canada Council for the Arts headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

“The Year’s Midnight” (2011) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

“The Year’s Midnight” is an interactive installation that shows the viewers’ image on screen, unprocessed, except for plumes of white or black smoke that emanate from their eye sockets until the whole display is filled with a dense smog. Live and recorded eyeballs extracted from the video accumulate on the bottom of the display, similar to traditional representations of St. Lucy. The project’s name is the beginning of John Donne’s “A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day”, a mournful poem which inspires this work.

emptyful LED Sculpture by Bill Pechet in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

Giant flask-style sculpture located behind the Millennium Library in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).

emptyful is a large tracing of a container, over 10 meters high, made of stainless steel, lights, water, fog and snow. It is a meditation on the idea that Winnipeg (and the prairies which surround it) is full of emptiness — a boundless space where various phenomena such as weather, light, seasons and human endeavor come and go.