August 28 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pmFree
Luciferins—inspired by bioluminescent fish and the plethora of invisible network traffic that surrounds us—is an interactive fiber, sound and light installation of hanging fiber structures, filling a 15 x 15 foot space. Depth cameras are used to sense viewers in the space, as well as the fibers structures (felted, cut + machine stitched together) themselves. Many fiber structures will be distributed throughout the space, creating a layered environment that envelops the viewer’s body. As viewers move through the environment, the fiber structures closest to them will illuminate with graphical animations. After a short period of time in one location, a graphical portal opens to show network communication packets, which are also invisibility traversing the space. The data is sonified and interlaced with shortwave radio recordings, which play in a 7-channel sound system. The graphical portal opens only for a few seconds before returning the room to its normal state.
Luciferins makes our internet networks perceptible when they are imperceptible. The infrastructure that facilitates communication remains hidden. Body movement makes Luciferins’ perceptible; enabling one to see invisible activity that surrounds them—just as a swimmer makes a dwelling of sea sparkle appear by swimming through it.
Luciferins is the first soft machine installation in a series – The Masquerades of The Soft Machines, which is partially supported by grants from Harvestworks, Fiber Art Now and The New York State Council on The Arts.
Luciferins is part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival through Harvestworks, which is free and open to the public. Timed tickets are required to ensure CoVid safety protocols. Updates on ticket information is forth coming.
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