We’ve started playing with some ideas of using 3D imagery in our art. Mark is partial to wearing the glasses (even when not experimenting).
What a fantastic article! Thank you Matt Richardson:)
This month we’ve been busy building out our flipbookits. Like so many of the other kit ingredients, the flipcards have gone through an evolutionary process as we involved our vendors and their respective expert teams.
Today we experimented with a laser etching process for making name plates for all our pieces. They look amazing, but the process needs a little fine tuning,
Spending lots of time in the metal shop. Learning how to work machinery like the big boys. Maybe keeping all my fingers will be considered a girly move?
To complete our ‘Muybridge Dreams’ series, we had to stock up on components and do a little mill work. But we found that it’s very tricky to shop for components and not gather up kindling for the next series. (getting the horizontal mill to work turned out to be quite tricky as well)
We were invited to display our kinetic flipbooks at the mindshare50 art expo and lecture series in Los Angeles, CA.
It’s a nice feeling after a few weeks of effort begins to transform hunks of aluminum and trays of loose parts into functional objects of beauty.
Before advancing the design, Mark decided to build out a few more of these controllers with the parts we had on hand. The updated version is going to be a little easier to build and each will control up to 6 boxes and several motion sensors.
Yossi Govran, the distinguished sculptor who formed (and runs) the Santa Monica Arts Studios, called us last week and mentioned that he had a little extra wall space at the Arena One Gallery Annual Holiday Show.
He invited Wendy and I to put our latest work up.
Planning for a five foot section of wall, we decided to group all our boxed pieces into a wild whirring gadgetty cluster, complete with a couple ammeter needles jumping. Here’s some images of the final install.