GLOW: A Festival of Light Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History October 19, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$10 General, $5 MAH Member Purchase your tickets here.
705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States
Phone: (831) 429-1964
I am very excited to present “Species Encounter” during the Glow Festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. It will be two exciting nights, one for Fire, one for light! There are awesome artitst participating and it looks like it will be pretty magical. “Species Encounter” is the giant shadow puppet theater / interactive installation that I presented first at the SubZERO festival in San Jose last June.
Species Encounter-Temporary installation 20’x10’x5 metallic structure, white veil, cardboard shapes and multibeam LEDs. View from inside the installation or “behind the veil” Photo by Michele Guieu
Species Encounter – Temporary installation 20’x10’x5 metallic structure, white veil, cardboard shapes and multibeam LEDs. View from outside the installation Photo by Geoffrey Smith Photography For Metroactive
About the installation
Species Encounter is an interactive installation in which participants are invited to pick up one of the special shapes I created for the project, and walk behind a 20×10’ screen lit by colored multi-beam LED lamps, to create interactions with other people and their creatures. Participants are also invited to create their own shapes with the material provided. They can enjoy the installation from inside (making the shapes move) and from outside (watching).
Link to the video taken duing SubZERO festival 2013 (01:43) https://vimeo.com/69039972
The screen is made of muslin, 8'x20', 150 grommets
The sketch of the installation, the base for renting the material (structure + lights)
Material rented from Musson Theatrical (Structure and lights)
“Species Encounter” took place during the 6th SubZERO festival, June 7, 2013, in San Jose, California. “Species Encounter” is a playful interactive installation which consists of a veiled corridor lit by colored, multi-beam LED lamps. Participants are invited to use species made of cardboard that I have created for the project (animal or plant or hybrid). The participants enter the corridor and walk behind the veil to create interactions with other people and their creatures. The installation works because of the collective physical dynamic of the people, supported by colored LED beam lights.
I rented the material (metallic structure and lights) at Musson Theatrical in Santa Clara. I ordered the muslin for the screen online, sewn it and added all the grommets. I prepared all the shapes with cardboard that I bought at a packing store (4′x8′ each sheet). I painted one side of the sheets in black. Then, depending if the shape I mas cutting was small or large, I added either a long bamboo stick (made of two bamboo stick for kebabs) or handles made with duct tape.
About SubZERO festival
“Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a diy, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.”
6th Annual SubZERO Festival 2013, June 7, 2013
South FIRST FRIDAYS presents the 6th Annual SubZERO Festival
My installation “Species Encounter: A Participative & Collaborative Poetic Adventure”, a lit veiled corridor, will be displayed on South First Street, between San Salvador Street and Williams Street in downtown San Jose during the SubZERO festival night in downtown San Jose, June 7.
Create your own species or use one that I designed for the project.
Pick-up some accessories if you’d like. Enter the 20-foot corridor and walk behind the veil to interact with other people and their creatures.
The festival starts at 6:00 pm, it will be still very sunny! So you are welcome to visit the installation before night and draw and cut your own animal or plant or hybrid.
Come back at night to play! You can also directly tape your creature on the veil, for everyone outside the corridor to enjoy all night.
FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 from 6pm-midnight
SoFA district in downtown San Jose (on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
I am one of the artists who participated in the Japantown Mural Project in San Jose. The Wrap it Up Youth Video project led by artist Corinne Takara interviewed the artists about their piece in the Japantown Mural Project. The middle school students, with teacher D.J. Ashford at Burnett Middle School, did an amazing job. The Japantown mural Project was created by Tamiko Rast (Rasteroids Design) and the City of San Jose Public art program.
I am very excited to be have images of my previous billboards selected for this show.
The Billboard Art Project: “Color Shift is a selection of Billboard Art Project images from past shows curated by Katerina Lanfranco. The concept for Color Shift, is the perceptual experience of driving by and only getting a glimpse of something. The scene is reduced to color and value. The Billboard Art Project images are therefore organized into distinct chromatic and achromatic groupings. The cumulative effect creates an unusual and surprising dialogue between a wide selection of Billboard Art Project images.”