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Georgie Friedman ‘Under the Icy Sky’ Video Installations (Worcester, Massachusetts)

buildingstorm2015

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(images via artist: digital renderings, 2015)

On view nightly, starting at dusk.

Under the Icy Sky, is an outdoor exhibit that features two site-specific video installations that re-contextualize natural elements in relationship to the architecture of the Science Complex. The Building Storm slowly progresses from a light snow storm to a blizzard with intense lightning. Shifting Ice focuses on the sculptural shapes and the movements of small icebergs in a glacial lagoon (filmed in Iceland).

The Building Storm
Two-channel video projection on to the facade of the Science Complex
27:36 min (continuous loop, no audio)
2015

Shifting Ice
Single-channel video projection on the Science Complex courtyard wall
16:55 min (continuous loop, no audio)
2015

http://georgiefriedman.com/news/Entries/2015/2/9_Under_the_Icy_Sky.html

Heartbeat by Stereotank is the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart (New York City)

Brooklyn-based design studio Stereotank’s design was selected for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart. Times Square Alliance partnered with The Architectural League of New York and invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. For the 2015 competition, the distinguished Selection Panel selected Stereotank’s HeartBeat out of seven design proposals.

This engagement sculpture consists of a massive heart glowing to the rhythm of a strong, deep and low frequency heartbeat sound and visitors are encouraged to move around and engage with it by playing various percussion instruments. The audience is invited to come together and creatively play, listen, dance and feel the vibrations of the heart while enjoying the warm pulsating light. The unveiling will include a short speaking program, followed by the opening of the installation.

In the emblematic and relentless atmosphere of Times Square HeartBeat orchestrates multiple rhythms into a unique urban concert.

Launchpad Exhibit in Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI (Seattle, Washington)

MOHAI Launchpad from Stimulant on Vimeo.

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) asked Stimulant to conceive, design, and build an anchor interactive for their new Bezos Center for Innovation. The exhibit investigates Seattle’s history as a key center for innovation, and MOHAI wanted an installation that would act as a coda to the experience, inspiring visitors to be innovative in their own lives and communities. We designed an experience that literally reflected the user in the exhibit, underscoring that anyone can be innovative if they simply cultivate certain habits of mind. We did this by creating a multi-touch interactive mirror, augmented by an array of depth-sensing cameras, that provided a series of activities to remind the user that innovative thinking is within everyone’s reach. This interactive experience featured a real-time, reactive particle system, and adaptively displayed interface elements based on the user’s actual height, allowing for high usability across an incredibly broad demographic of museum-goers.

http://stimulant.com/portfolio-item/launchpad-exhibit-mohai/

http://www.mohai.org/exhibits/center-for-innovation

“Airway Lights” installation (El Paso, Texas)

At Airway Boulevard and I-10

Part of the Airway and I-10 Aesthetic Improvement Project to create a gateway between El Paso International Airport and Downtown El Paso.

The artwork consists of wind turbines that store electricity during the day and use it at night to partially power the lights.

https://vickiscuri.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/part-ii-airway-construction-review-fall-2014/

https://vickiscuri.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/airway-fabrication-and-installation-site-review-turbine-sculptures/

Solarium Installation at NASA Goddard’s Space Flight Center – Visitor Center (Greenbelt, Maryland)

The sun’s atmosphere dances. Giant loops swell up over the surface. Waves sweep through. Eruptions of material five, 10, 50 times the size of Earth explode out into space.

Solarium — an innovative new piece of video art — puts you directly in the heart of this mesmerizing show. The art taps into a vast reservoir of imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

SDO watches ultratraviolet light invisible to the naked eye to track how material dances through the solar atmosphere. SDO takes a picture almost once a second — no other solar observatory has ever collected data on the entire sun at the speeds with which SDO does. Each image has eight times as much resolution as an HD TV.

http://www.nasa.gov/solarium/#.VNXHhsaEPu2

Dan Rosenfeld’s “Sleepwalkers” installation at Urban Putt (San Francisco, California)

Sleepwalkers from Dan Rosenfeld on Vimeo.

Sleepwalkers is an interactive installation about beings that live inside the walls of a historic building. It was commissioned by Urban Putt, an indoor miniature golf course built by artists and designers in San Francisco.

Sleepwalkers combines a host of techniques to make it seem that a three inch tall luminous being is interacting with the physical world—including the hands of participants—while illuminating its environment.

http://www.danrosenfeld.com/sleepwalkers

Urban Putt
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://www.urbanputt.com/

“Waves” installation by Daniel Canogar at 2 Houston Center (Houston, Texas)

Waves: An Installation by Daniel Canogar. Film by John Carrithers from Daniel Canogar on Vimeo.

Waves, a suspended sculptural LED video installation in Houston, Texas, echoes the flow and constant current of people walking through the atrium. The video display content is the result of a public-participation performance, a signature method of the artist. Over one hundred workers and tenants of the building complex, as well as passersby, performed over a green-screen surface while being captured by Canogar’s over-head video camera. They were first asked to crawl, and then encouraged to be creative. They danced, ran and cartwheeled. The result is a dynamic video animation featuring the building’s residents and workers and the local Houston community in both realistic and abstract forms.

Waves is the first permanent piece of public art in the U.S. by Daniel Canogar. The installation is situated in the atrium of 2 Houston Center, an office building in downtown Houston.

http://www.danielcanogar.com/ficha.php?year=2012&proyecto=14_waves&lang=en&foto=0

“Blue Rain” installation by Michael Brown at London School of Economics (London, England)

Nestled into the corner of the library façade are more than 23,000 blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). To the casual observer, a shimmering cascade of light appears to flow down the wall but it becomes quickly evident that what one sees are actually words flowing through each other at different rates. By tracking one line of text, the observer will discover that they are looking at research being carried out within the library, bringing what is going on inside the library outside.

http://www.onsights.com/