Month: January 2015

OpenLab sponsors TRANSFLUX Exhibit at Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts in San Francisco

YBCA presents

ROOM FOR BIG IDEAS: TRANSFLUX

with Gene A. Felice II, Kate Spacek, Nathaniel Ober, and Eve Warnock

 

Eve Warnock pounding metal
Eve Warnock pounding metal dish for water hole

Transflux, an interactive exhibition where the artists transform the Front Door Gallery into a living, breathing organism and symbiotic ecosystem.

Gene Felice II, Co-Active Systems
Gene Felice II, Co-Active Systems
Nathan Ober, Astro Wall Zither & Cymatics Chambers
Nathan Ober, Astro Wall Zither & Cymatics Chambers

Through the exploration of the interconnectedness of our inner and outer world, the artists demonstrate the patterns and forms within life that shape who we are and where we come from. The use of natural and electro-mechanical systems, formed from ancient and contemporary modes of art and technology, creates an imitation of life (biomimicry) within a contained space, where the visitor can realize the impact of their individual actions upon the whole environment. This deep awareness of one’s influence upon their surroundings empowers the individual to make conscious decisions in everyday life that contribute to a more positive universal well-being.

As soon as the visitor enters the space, they become an invaluable part of the environment, producing reactive environmental responses and adaptations based on their own personal choices. The integrated systems constantly evolve due to hyper-sensitive sensors and data systems that react to influences both inside and outside the space, creating an individualized experience for every visitor.

 

 

OpenLab at Museum of Art and History :: 3rd Friday Magic

Steve Trimmer_OpenLab_MAH

OpenLab will present Merlin’s Cave at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. Merlin’s Cave is an immersive, multi-sensory installation showcasing works with the Digital Arts and New Media Mechatronics project group: Steve Trimmer, Sean Pace, David Harris, and Zach Corse.

The installation will activate aspects in the legend of Merlin’s Cave through light, fog, and projections. 

When: January 16, 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $5 General, $3 Students, Seniors and Kids, FREE for MAH Members and Children under 3

Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States Phone: 831.429.1964