Hey everyone! Art school is crazy hard but so fun and cool. Here’s some of the sick art I’ve made in the last few weeks. Read on for some more explanation.
First is a thunderstorm installation, a combination project of two of my art studios: 3D sculpture with Arduino (electronics, circuits, and code), and my concept studio, which focuses on the “alter-ego”. I chose to have my alter-ego be light (and the absence of light), and this is the way my alter ego is introducing itself to the world. You can stand inside of it to get the “full effect”. (It also has thunderstorm sounds but I couldn’t record and play the YT vid at the same time). I learned how to use a soldering iron, pretty cool. This is only a small amount of the creation process.
The next couple things are from my third studio, interactivity and computation. This is an advanced upperclassman elective about coding for artistic practices — so stuff like graphics and animations. We are starting simple but I’m excited to end up making interactive installations and VR games in Unity!
Our first project was the white lines on purple backgrounds, which was a recreation of Vera Molnar’s “Interruptions” — she was one of the first ten artists to create generative art with code back in the 60s. Generative means that each of the images is randomly generated due to a set of randomized data called Noise (whenever you click the screen, you get a unique pattern of lines). Then, we coded looping templates to insert into a praxinoscope, an analog device that was used in the late 19th century to view “animated movies.” This was during the start of animation. Next, we made our own looping GIFs. Finally, we created a graphical representation of a clock that doesn’t represent time numerically. My clock is made of shapes — the number of sides in the shape is the hours, there is a new ring every five minutes, and the pulsing gets more violent as seconds increase. For next week I’m working on a multiplayer web client game (something similar to agar.io if you know that is!). Thanks for reading! Will update soon!