The pop-up exhibition at The Eye in bristol is going well. Weekends have been a smorgasbord of families and kids exploring the social and tactile aspects of the piece, whereas during the week it has been attracting passersby and visitors from afar for a more contemplative experience.
Submergence at The Eye, Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0DW
(near Bristol Temple Meads station, over the footbride from Creative Common)
Open Tue-Fri 12.00-14.00 & 17.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-21.00 UNTIL SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER
Hey – we’ve just been told that our Submergence project has been awarded as a ‘Professional Notable Honoree’ in this year’s CORE77 Design Awards, in the Interiors and Exhibitions category. Thanks for the recognition folks!
The quirky announcement is online here – go ten minutes in for our moment in the spotlight…
Scapes is on show at TENDERPIXEL GALLERY, 10 CECIL COURT, LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON until 5 MARCH 2011 – please do go and see it. Details and opening times HERE
Scapes is a dynamic and responsive light sculpture in five movements by digital arts group Squidsoup. Each movement is a different take on the combination of realtime sound analysis with volumetric visualisations – creating visuals that occupy physical 3D space purely out of sound. Slow moving dynamic light sculptures evolve from Alexander Rishaug‘s mesmerising ambient soundscapes to evoke an abstract world where time has no meaning.
Fabian Mohr of Zeit Online posted a quite flattering video about Ocean of Light at the Ars Electronica Festival. He documented a lot of work actually – see HERE for more Ars Electronica Festival 2010 projects recorded by him.
We will be heading out to Linz, Austria, soon to set up Ocean of Light for this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. After the festival, the project will be moved to the Ars Electronica Centre, where it will be shown in the main gallery until the new year. More info here.
We had fun at this year’s SIGGRAPH in Downtown LA. We showed Glowing Pathfinder Bugs in the Art Gallery – it was interesting to present a sandpit at a heavily tech-led event, and seemed to go down well. We also presented a conference paper on the project, published in a special issue of Leonardo (vol 43, issue 4). And we did an artists’ talk.
Pest Control got’em going at Glastonbury last week. More images here. Some of the subtleties were missed in the frenetic nighttime of Shangri-La, people generally opted for splatting the bugs rather than nurturing or controlling them, but revellers were intrigued, and certainly seemed to enjoy what they were doing.
Next outing is the Secret Garden Party, in Cambridgeshire (UK) and there is more in the pipeline.
We’re very excited that Ocean of Light has been nominated for Brazil’s FILE PRIX LUX for Interactive Art. It’s an impressive list, with many high profile and excellent projects from across the globe. We would love your support! If you can, please vote for us.
Go here, select PAGE 4, then choose Ocean of Light and follow the instructions.