Monday, September 20, 2010

Sun Boxes

If you were in Newburyport MA this past Saturday, we hope you stopped by Maudslay State Park and saw Craig Colorosso's Sun Boxes, a solar powered sound installation.  If you missed it Saturday, you still have two more chances;  the 11th annual "Sculpture at Maudslay" continues on September 25 and October 2.

The video below shows Craig's Sun Boxes installation at the 2009 "Off the Grid" (Rhyolite NV) festival.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Ripple Effect

Like other projects in Jason Eppink's Catalogue of Creative Triumphs, the Light Ripple appears rather simplistic -- at first.  Press a button; blue rings of light ripple across the ceiling.  But there is more to it.  For one, an installation area "dominated by blaring sound systems, steady beats, and free-flowing social lubricants" is essential.  From the artist's description:
Most interesting (and least apparent) is how knowledge of the Light Ripple's interaction model becomes a social currency. The only clue to the sculpture's operation is a small lighted push-button which is easy to overlook in the chaotic environment. Possessors of this knowledge exhibit how "in the know" they are and increase their perceived social value by sharing the secret with their peers, which perpetuates interaction with the sculpture throughout the night.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Body Electric

Mi Sei Vicino (If you are close to me) by Sonia Cillari is an interactive piece that attempts to map human interaction. A performer standing at the center of a sensor floor acts as a human antenna. When audience members touch or come near the performer sound and images charting the encounters are projected on screens surrounding the performance space.

Cillari is a performance artist and architect who often uses the human body as an interface in her pieces. She explains different aspects of her work in the video below.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chill Room

As the temperature rises today in New York City, we bring you Heavy Winter.  The video below is described as a "documentation of an interactive art installation featuring an audio recording of poet Philip Larkin reading his poem Aubade." The installation was created by Derek Root.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


With software by Cyrille Henry, Miguel Chevalier creates digital gardens.  The flora of Fractal Flowers from Exhibition Inside (Lisbon, 2009) sway and bow to passersby.

As he stands in front of Ultra-Nature (2006), Miguel discusses his work as well as developments in art and technology.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bar Art

Beginning to think that London is one big orgy of interactive art.  Even the bars are interactive.  (Well, one would expect that, but we're talking technological here.)  From dr. mo & atmos (a.k.a. Mauritius Seeger & Alex Haw):  Hurry Up Please:  It's Time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pursuing Essence

London-based arts and technology collective "seeper's nucleus is the pursuit of essence," according its website.  Big projects, big clients, big exhibits -- take a look at a couple of seeper's recent projects.