Recently I have finished the first iteration of a collaborative project.
Through the use of the uncanny we wanted to push the idea of the body and the desire for touch. Through Arduino we have control of electronics to make our concept even more clear.
Above is the set-up we used for the piece. We constructed the LED lamp and wired to to a proximity sensor so that as the person approached the piece, the lights would begin to turn off one line at a time. The person would continue forward and the lights would continue to turn off until the room was completely dark. The piece looks almost medical because of the LED lighting and the shadows create interesting shapes over the whole piece.
The sensor is located below the breasts, thus the viewer does not realize immediately how the light knows they are there.
I have also been working on a few other projects. Scene design has been a struggle but I finally finished my model for Glengarry Glen Ross.
This was a struggle because I wasn’t a huge fan of the play and I had to be more practical than my previous model with MacBeth. I am not a fan of making tiny furniture but somehow I managed to pull it all together working twelve hours on a Saturday.