Gamelatron: Resonance In Light 2
Thu Feb 02 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Heron Arts | San Francisco, CA
About this Event
Opening Party: December 10th, 6-10pm
Intimate Viewings: Wednesday- Sunday, December 14th- February 17th
Heron Arts is pleased to present the second iteration of Resonance in Light with new and returning artists. Resonance in Light is exploration of sound and light through The Gamelatron Project by Aaron Taylor Kuffner and artists JoeJoe Martin, and John Taylor who are returning artists. We are excited to announce new additions to the Resonance in Light project with artist collaborative HYBYCOZO, and Mark Slee.
Viewers will see new and exciting works from the artists above. This will be HYBYCOZO’s first integration with a sonic kinetic sculpture and a tango of shadow integrated with music. and a tango of shadow integrated with music. Mark Slee will be creating a large scale volumetric piece that is site specific to Heron Arts. JoeJoe Martin will be using analog technology to bring to Resonance in Light.
Resonance In Light is an experiment in meditative immersion. Sonically anchored by Gamelatron Roh Ageng, the four Bay Area artists join Kuffner in the creation of an interactive environment where the aural tones of this Gamelatron influence the various light-based sculptures.
A Gamelatron is a sound-producing kinetic sculpture presented as site-specific installations and stand-alone artworks by Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Gamelatrons are made from bronze and iron instruments derived from Indonesia’s thousand-year-old sonic tradition Gamelan, retrofitted with mechanical mallets on sculptural mounts. The pieces are connected to a physical computing system that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton.
Aaron Taylor Kuffner is an American-born conceptual artist, based in New York. Kuffner’s dynamic work reaches far outside conventional forms of representation: it actively engages its audience and pushes art to serve society. His pieces often take the form of multi-year projects that require in-depth research, collaboration with field experts, and the development of new specialized skill sets. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience of beauty and the sublime.
JoeJoe Martin is an artist and Computer Engineer living in Brisbane, CA. After working as a software engineer in the wireless industry for a decade he moved on to a more fulfilling career using his technical skills and passion for aesthetics to bring life to art installations and experiences across the world. He has provided custom circuitry and systems design to some of the most loved and influential artworks of Burning Man and has thrown photons at many iconic buildings as a Technical Director at Obscura Digital. His own artworks often explore and juxtapose the digital and organic, and have been shown in galleries in Atlanta, Austin, Cape Town, Oakland, and San Francisco, as well as the Jacksonville MoMA in Florida.
John Lawrence Taylor A lifelong career of infusing technology into sculpture began in 1998 with a trip to the Black Rock Desert where cross-disciplinary arts flourished with the help of like-minded creative technologists. The works presented at Heron Arts are an exploration of light-based sculpture that resonates with the parasympathetic nervous system by way of patterns and motions that can be found in nature.
HYBYCOZO is the collaborative studio of Serge Beaulieu and Yelena Filipchuk. The work consists of larger than life geometric sculptures, often with patterns and textures that draw on inspirations from mathematics, science, and natural phenomena. Their works celebrate the inherent beauty of geometric form and pattern, and compose them in ways that harmonize the experience of sculpture, light, and shadow. HYBYCOZO is short for The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone and represents the artist's ongoing journey investigating the myriad dimensions of geometry.
They have permanent public artworks around the world from Dubai to Istanbul, Las Vegas, Sacramento, New Zealand, and the SF Bay Area. They have shown globally in Singapore, Brazil, Australia, and Canada and have been exhibited with institutions such as The Smithsonian, The Cincinnati museum of art, The Oakland Museum of California, and The Sharjah Museum of Art in the UAE.
Mark Slee’s visual art is built around structured systems of addressable LED lights. Drawing on a background in computer programming, he develops algorithmic patterns inspired both by organic and mathematical processes, employing procedural motion, subtle variation, and evolving shifts in both form and hue. These patterns explore the way our visual perception works, creating a vivid, colorful experience that is pleasing both aesthetically and intellectually- pretty lights that tickle mind and soul. These artworks are powered by a software framework Mark has developed called LX Studio.
An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th from 6pm to 10pm, and intimate visits will be available by appointment until February 17th.
Where is it happening?Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street, San Francisco, United States
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