CLIENT: Minneapolis Institute of Art | Date: August, 2019
This installation allows participants to melt into a rainbow of colors in real time. Using Resolume and a kinect camera, internal feedback was adjusted to give a colorful, pixel sorting look. These images and footage were taken at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where it was set up for their summer "Design Night."
CLIENT: Drone Not Drones | DATE: January, 2019
In our third year preforming for Drone Not Drones, we provided unique visual experiences for a number of artists as seen below. Looking to pull from installations like Human Rorschach, Zenith and Emergence, visuals were produced on the fly with the help of live cameras, kinect and more.
CLIENT: Peace of Mind and Drugs / Axel Foley | DATE: April 2017, Nov 2018
In an ongoing series of events held at Honey by rapper, Will Robinson, I showcased Metamorphosis, a live edited feed where people dancing could interact with an alien, glitchy version of themselves.
In the first version we utilized VDMX and a 1080 webcam. In the 2018 version, we utilized the xbox kinect, Touchdesigner and Resolume in order to create a live, light painting installation.
CLIENT: Secret Circus | DATE: September, 2018
With our third year at Secret Circus, we decided to pull out all the stops. We had full reign to build out the stage design we wanted and create the perfect visual aesthetic for this stage and style of music.
Here's the details:
Projection - BenQ Short Throw from the truss to the back wall. Three screens divided and mapped.
Monitors - 8, 17" monitors mirrored and hung on the front of the stage.
Lighting - 4 DMX scanners, 4 LED strips, 2 LED cubes for accent lighting and color schemes
Interactive - Kinect for Windows running into Touchdesigner giving both the DJ a unique look and the opportunity for the audience to interact and make their own visuals. It was a hit.
CLIENT: Trent Kim | DATE: June, 2018
Following a successful 2017 presentation, I was primed and ready to come back with even more groundbreaking lumia projects.
This presentation picked up from where I left off and was titled "Technologically Mediated Lumia Continued." Using many of the same techniques and equipment, I focused even further on interactive qualities that bring light art techniques into the modern age.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: May, 2018
Playing on the success of Chaotic // Order, we experimented with doing more hands-on techniques with lumia and light manipulation onto the sculpture. Metallic film, prisms, custom glass plates, and more.
Music by Eyes For Ears.
CLIENT: Art Works Eagan | Date: April, 2018
The first venture into phone app creation was this experiment known as Kinetic Colors. Using data from your cell phone's accelerometer and gyroscope, the app changes colors to reflect speed and position.
As you move the phone around in space, you are able to draw with light and color with the help of long exposure photography. Check out a few of the cool results and download the app for Android below.
Some photos taken with the help of Andrew Skalak and Matt McNeil.
CLIENT: FOCI | DATE: March, 2018
Utilizing video feedback, Strange Attractor explores the bizarre world with colors and shapes not normally known to mankind. With a specially curated audio soundscape from Ryan Bouchie, you'll soon see why this video gets so strange.
This piece was created to be an audio/visual installation of many forms, single screen, projection, or multi-screen installation as seen at BEATS NIGHT - PSYCHEDELIA.
It also has an interactive component where you can view the piece as spherical video and further explore the space to create a unique visual experience each and every time.
CLIENT: Can Can Wonderland | DATE: December, 2017
After a chance meeting with "Stan the 3D man" over a year ago, I reached back out to utilize his 3D shadow technology for an NYE party at Can Can Wonderland. My contact there had 200+ pairs of red/cyan anaglyph 3D glasses but no way to use them.
We procured and facilitated the installation near the back stage so guests could both view and interact with the fun and cool effect of the 3D shadows. Great for all ages. Get in touch if you'd like to have this on stage or at your event.
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: November, 2017
Have you ever FELT a video? Well, now you can at the Second Sight Visuals Feedback Petting Zoo!
Simply place your hand into this dark box... it won't bite, we promise... and watch as your touch controls and creates a colorful video. By showing the hand, you get a phantom limb-type sensation where you start to feel that you are actually petting the video.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: October, 2017
Sculpture will never be the same.
Through a new project from Second Sight Visuals, projection mapping, light art, interactive technologies and physical sculpture combine in a modular piece we call Constellation.
Starting off with Ursa Major's iconic Big Dipper, we tested a proof of concept where light played and danced off of a reflective sculpture that bares the shape of said constellation.
The interactivity comes through all sorts of controllers such as tapping out beats and playing it like a drum, using buttons in chords like an organ, or having a Wii remote work like a flashlight and explore the piece that way.
Additionally testing is in the works for audio reactivity and using this sculpture in a live music setting.
The opportunities for unique interactions with the sculpture are truly limitless and we are excited to dive in further.
CLIENT: Better World Museum | DATE: August, 2017
50 year old photos are brought back to life through the use of AR. Like a cryogenic piece of film, new tech has been invented in order to give these moments a second chance at it.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE August, 2017
Early experiments with the AR app, Aurasama (Now HP Reveal), that turned my business card into much more. I placed my reel on top of the card so that there's work to go with the name. Still works on our old cards and now has our live events and aesthetics reels on both side of the new card. Check it out!
CLIENT: Midtown Greenway Coalition | DATE: July, 2017
For the 2017 Minneapolis Greenway Glow, Second Sight Visuals won installation rights to two spots along the cross-city bike path.
The first was a remix of our Apello project. Instead of utilizing feedback, we made a random line generator where the shape could be controlled by the participant. Often children using the program would get to places that we didn't even know were possible. It was exciting to see them learn to control the outcome.
Secondly was a lumia installation that ran a slowed down version of Emergence to cast a colorful lighting array underneath the bridge. Along with this were the cubes from What Do You See MN? These had been outfitted with sound reactive LEDs so the voices and music of the night were translated into color.
CLIENT: HER Social App | DATE: May, 2017
Booked to help create a unique look for the HER Social App Anniversary Party, we overlaid custom liquid visuals with live silhouettes from the dance floor. Utilizing Kinect for Windows, Resolume and Touchdesigner, we brought the large central elevator shaft to life as the main visual focus of the night.
CLIENT: DREW BESON ART | DATE: April, 2017
A long time coming, Drew Beson and I pulled the trigger and threw an incredibly unique party to break in his new studio/gallery. With outer space, light, and immersion the connecting theme, I set out to create projections that put you inside of Drew's work.
On one wall (and part of the ceiling), I ran huge, beautiful kaleidoscopes of his pieces. When you entered the space you felt like you had simply stepped into the work of art.
On the opposite wall, I created an interactive projection where you could create planets out of his art through spherical mapping.
In a small nook, I ran a slow pan and zoom of his art to be used in lumia creation. Attendees could grab reflective materials and adjust the lumia output themselves.
Finally, the main attraction, an angled projection that became a chromadepth dance floor. Each attendee was given glasses to help them watch the floor come alive.
CLIENT: Trent Kim | DATE: February, 2017
After posting a few light art projects in the Facebook group, The Psychedelic Light Show Preservation Society, my work was picked up by Trent Kim who was hosting an international symposium on the topic and invited me to attend and present.
Given this incredible opportunity, I got right to it. My presentation focused on how I had used light reflection and refraction with the help of technology to create modern light sculptures.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: June, 2016
What do you do when beings from outer space arrive? You throw them a party.
I wanted to create a holistic experience under the cloak of a party. To have creative control over every aspect of the event and create an experiential gallery for my friends to test out... without them knowing it.
I created a number of elements including sound and visual design, lighting, props and interactive devices that all ladder up to prepping for and having aliens join us here on Earth.
Follow along as I walk you through the event. But first, the recap video.
All humans were required to be scanned. By mashing up visual cues and adding in some sound design, I created a full scale projected experience.
LIQUID LIGHT BAR
Guests were invited to interact with a reflective covered table and LEDs to warp the light as they saw fit.
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