Tonight is the Opening Celebration for Silent Lights (2013 BRAF Grantee). Come to the unveiling of this project if you’re in Brooklyn! Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The gates are embedded with light and sound equipment: 2,400 LEDs and a microphone, controlled by an arduino mega microcontroller.…Keep reading >>
Temple For Christchurch from Kyle Kastner on Vimeo. This video features the evolution of the Temple for Christchurch in its various stages of construction, from the ground up and back down again with its ceremonial burning. The Temple not only embodied qualities of the quake in its architecture (which represented the movement of the quake), but also in its use…Keep reading >>
Got “First World” problems? Why not look to other countries for solutions? Founded by in 2006 by artists with extensive backgrounds in cross-cultural community organizing and international development (Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor, with Maria del Carmen Montoya joining the team in 2009), the Ghana ThinkTank collects local problems and sends these problems to various locations in their…Keep reading >>
The name “Meow Wolf” brings to mind a sense of two disparate ideas or impulses bring brought together, like a portmanteau or mashup. The call of a domesticated animal, perhaps, that lures you in close enough for you to discover that it is actually a wild creature. And it doesn’t bark (because that would be too obvious) but this sly…Keep reading >>
We will be at Maker Faire this weekend at the San Mateo County Event Center! We are so happy that these projects will be exhibited: Aurora BRAF-sponsored and fiscally sponsored Civic Arts project Aurora (by Charles Gadeken), is a 32-foot tall metal weeping willow tree sculpture illuminated by roughly 40,000 LED lights. This project will be installed in front of Palo…Keep reading >>
Featuring Jen Lewin‘s kinesthetically-engaging work, including 2012 BRAF Grantee Project The Pool, this BBC video explores technology’s relationship to art, and the timeliness of Lewin’s interactive installations in today’s social media-driven world. These motion-activated light and sound sculptures invite viewers to participate in collective experiences of new media that integrate elements of digitally networked spaces into physical environments.
In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. To help the residents of Christchurch deal with the aftermath of the disaster, Hippathy Valentine designed the Temple for Christchurch. This interactive installation embodies the seismic qualities of the quake through its waveform-like architectural pattern, as well in its modular form, which enables the structure to be taken apart…Keep reading >>