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: N/A | DATE: November, 2018
We wanted to explore the core value of light, so in SANCTUS white light was contorted and pushed through a prism creating a ballet of rainbows. We then set this beautiful dance to an improvised set by the Infinite Strangers.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2018
An experiment in immersive light. Down the Rabbit Hole has you staring right into the light at the end of the tunnel. Photons of all colors brush right past your face as you're glued to your seat. An inviting but challenging track from Infinite Strangers challenges your perceptions, time moves slower.
Come and follow us down.
CLIENT: Northern Spark | DATE: June, 2018
I was asked to contribute video remixes for the 2018 Northern Spark festival by Paige Dansinger of the Better World Museum. The source videos were of people drawing local edible plants in virtual reality. I created a three layered mandala out of these clips and utilized numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to inform the kaleidoscopic effects. This, in turn, created new and novel virtual flowers with similar shapes and growth patterns that can be found in nature.
This was part of a group projection for two nights on the ceiling of the Minneapolis Central Library.
Learn more about the project below:
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: June, 2018
A derivative of our initial creation Constellation, Chaotic // Order is a rearrangement of the mirrored pyramids to create new structures. Here eight pyramids circle one central pyramid that are mapped all together and individually to create a playable structure.
You can see bits of this sculpture in action from our Interactive Salon performance.
Music by sleepdealer.
BELOW: Testing harmonies of opposite sides of the color wheel through a prism.
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: Art Works Eagan | DATE: May, 2018
In a follow up event to Lighting the Way, Ben Hunder, one of the Infinite Strangers, and Second Sight Visuals put on an entirely interactive showcase at Art Works Eagan.
On the visual side we had a hand held lumia station and a kinect "light shadow" for people to play with. There was also a light painting booth with our Kinetic Colors App and I controlled a projection mapped lumia sculpture.
For audio, guests were encouraged to manipulate sound through midi controllers, keyboards and other digital means.
Overall it seemed like a huge success, everyone from the youngest of guests to the oldest got in on the action.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: March, 2018
In a continual exploration of light and its properties, I've built out these lightscapes (also available as metal prints). Standing around 15'x10' these static, projected forms look at color and shape to create an immersive experience.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: March, 2017
Two layers of projection merge and blend playing host to positive and negative spaces.
The first is a front projected sphere whose contents shift through a feedback-styled dance.
The second is a reflected lumia projection harnessing colors that push through the white noise.
This style was harnessed live during the Art-Tech Experience.
CLIENT: Spectrohm Movement | DATE: February, 2017
The second in a series of shows at Honey in Minneapolis, I used this platform to break out my latest show, EMERGENCE. EMERGENCE is a generative fractal performance that uses VDMX and video feedback to produce fractal forms that grow and change color. Plus, I did it all by hand (in a sense).
Check out the definition of emergence here.
Enjoy the Facebook live feed below and a few other shots from that night as well.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2017
Which TV show do you think of with a classic title sequence?
For us, these shows also happen to be our favorites. We re-imagined these intros as a kinetic lumia piece. With good negative space, memorable colors and audio, these intros see new light (literally).
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2017
For our first choreographed lumia installation, we couldn't think of a better song than "Theme From a Summer Place" to accompany this dance of light.
The process to create this involved even more steps than you might imagine including custom hand-crafted light visuals, then warping those to a fraction of the speed, then we projected that against our patented (not really) surface to document the movement of the light.
Now sit back, unwind and enjoy.
Below is the first render of the experimental light film that we paired with "Theme From a Summer Place" it is the basis of the lumia creation above. It is the first step to translating the movement and color of the orbs to lumia.
CLIENT: Secret Circus | DATE: September, 2017
Back for our second year at Secret Circus, we had the awesome opportunity to outfit the Cabana/DJ stage. We tried something new by using thin, white scrims to create a front layer of projection and a "holographic" effect. It went over really well and was enjoyed by both the artists and fans.
Here's a look at how it went down.
CLIENT: Vital Vibrations | DATE: August, 2017
With our biggest undertaking at the time, we were tasked with providing technical and visual support for the main stage at the Vital Vibrations 2017.
For this stage (same as Earth Rhythms) we rented a 10k Christie projector. Using scaffolding we brought the projector 11.5' above the crowd and mapped the Mission-inspired stage facade.
We provided visual support for two nights including Phutureprimative's set and many others.
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: N/A | DATE: May, 2017
Blended Light lives at the intersection of projection and long exposure photography. Here I used the projection mapping program, HeavyM, to create unique geometries that contain changing colors and video content.
One I selected the movement of each piece, I used my Canon T3i to play with the exposure length while manipulating it to blur and mix the shapes. The outcome is a spacey, mixed palette of pixels.
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: Symone Smash It | DATE: April, 2017
For my first live show at Can Can Wonderland, I teamed up with Symone Smash It to create some colorful, lumia-inspired visuals to fit her spacey theme (and the space we had to use).
Here I used the same materials from my Made Here installation, A U R A Borealis to do a close range projection and blend colors and speed to match her musical stylings.
For some of the time, I was creating the lumia live using color filters and a wii remote. This remote was connected to VDMX and the position of the colors were determined by the pitch and roll of the controller, with the colors themselves controlled by the d-pad.
Enjoy! Reach out with any other questions about this setup.
PHOTOS BY SARAH ELLEN PHOTOGRAPHY.
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: B-Lectric | DATE: February, 2017
With an email sent into the void, I managed to get the go ahead to partner with The Dance Shanty and do some projections onto their new structure for a visual element to accompany their awesome beats.
B-Lectric is the first iteration and part of a growing winter festival across the Twin Cities. Hosted by Barbette, projection, fire and fun converged upon uptown Minneapolis for a cold night of good times.
For this particular event I teamed up with Alex Munro (also from SNOWTA) to do a tag team performance. Their new structure provided a unique challenge in that they were using semi-transparent sheets for the walls. Our projection ended up working nicely to be seen both outside and in and also gave a colored glow to the structure.
Check out the video and footage below and let me know if projection would add to your next event!
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: Jan, 2017
Ars Moriendi is a generative visual program that continually lives and dies over the course of an evening. It was first displayed publicly at Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville projected more than 200 inches wide.
Music by the almighty sleepdealer.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: December, 2016
Merry Xmas to me! Santa brought your boy a brand new fog machine. He probably had no idea what i wanted to do with it.
The first experiment was to project on to it (of course). I wanted to use custom projected visuals to create colorful clouds that stand still in time. Mission accomplished?
The best results came from projecting visuals with high saturation and color to allow the camera to really pick up the full range. Also, VDMX Rutt Etra effect with scan lines helped to create a laser-like effect with multiple layers within the smoke.
CLIENT: Andrew Skalak | DATE: October, 2016
My brother was working on his experimental film project "Industrial Declension" and wanted some projection work done. I was in.
We wanted to juxtapose nature and city, beauty and glitch with projections both out and around Chicago's back alleyways and inside of a studio to show tension and chaos with our actress. The results are pretty cool.
CLIENT: Secret Circus | DATE: September, 2016
Had a great opportunity to play a smaller festival in North Branch Minnesota called Secret Circus with the guys in The Ancient Moon. This was my first time doing a solo visual performance (I'd teamed up with Mondo Liquado Light Show previously) and it ended going even better than expected. I met a lot of great people and networked some other opportunities while getting to stay on later and do visuals for Headband Jam.
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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