media | projection | system
design & integration
Transdisciplinary, Durational Live Performance
Detail of 3D clay printer, printing a slice of the earth based on the airline data.
Wide of the installation space from the point of view of video/camera control.
Printer attendant loads more clay.
Printer attendant cleaning the nozzle.
Attendant moving a finished slice (each slice takes eight minutes to print) of earth from printer station.
Attendant puts slice into kiln.
Toaster oven acts as kiln.
Camera attendant documents clay attendant putting together slices to form earth after they are fired in the toaster kiln.
Detail of slices being put together for display and Image Magnification.
IMAG in background of slices being displayed as final earth object.
Video glaze of molten lava mapped onto forming earth.
Detail of molten lava video glaze.
Finished art objects with video glaze animated in real-time by airline data.
Audience members with IMAG of finished art object in background
Traces of airplanes in the video glaze on the leftmost earth art object.
15 - 16
Principal Investigator, Co-Creator, Director & Media Designer
Performance: Dada Futures Conference
University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA
Conference Presentation by Team Member Jean-Francios Charles
Solo Conference Presentation: The Art of Content Creation
LDI 2018 Conference and Tradeshow. Las Vegas, NV
Solo Conference Presentation: From Artistic Inspiration to Final Design
USITT 19 Conference & Stage Expo. Louisville, KY
Principal Investigator on a transdisciplinary team of faculty for an awarded AHI Grant ($7,500.00).
What happens when a video/new media artist, a composer, an engineer, and a ceramicist collaborate for a year? They write things like, “a fundamental change that emerging and digital technologies bring to our global society is the way in which art is created, experienced, exhibited, remixed and shared.” They ask questions like, “how can we create a durational performance about global migration and the sharing of culture that uses objects as performers and experiments with the traditional notions of performance and gallery exhibition, without specifically making a performance about migration and culture sharing in a gallery?”
Inspired by the Dada and Fluxus traditions of transdisciplinary art making and performance, Live Geometry explores the possibilities of bringing data and inanimate objects to life in a durational performance and extended gallery event. A data set of global airline patterns into Iowa serves as a symbol of human movement and sharing of culture, while providing the foundation for a custom-built 3D clay printer to perform/create geometric representations of the globe. The data is also used to create immersive musical soundscapes, projections and “video glaze.”
Five projectors, four projection screens, one 72" TV, four live cameras, one live video mixer, 3D clay printer, four channel sound system, interactive sound control, toaster oven. Two custom Isadora patches drive all the visuals, including real-time data driven visuals used as “video glaze” on ceramic objects.
Key Creative Team:
Co-Creator & Ceramics | Andy Casto
Co-Creator & Composer | Jean-Francios Charles
Co-Creator & Engineer | Steven Baek
Lighting Designer | Ted Brown
Production Manager | Aubrey J. Near
Performer | Angelia Mahaney