Conor Barry, a Master’s candidate in Media Arts, set up his piece entitled “Leave a Message” early Thursday morning. The viewer is prompted to speak into one of six telephones suspended from the ceiling. From Barry’s artist statement:
An interactive sonic art installation that encourages people to leave messages to create a communal answering machine of feelings and thoughts left for whoever wants to listen in.
Pick up a phone and say ‘Hello’. The operator will then ask you to leave a message. Each phone will store 10 messages before replacing the oldest. Or you can just listen.
The recorded messages are played continuously, and can be heard faintly when approaching the telephones. Barry’s installation has already attracted many curious onlookers in the Central Collaboration Area outside of DL1.
Be sure to stop by DL1 next Monday or Tuesday to see the rest of the Interactive Media Design projects!]]>
All 15 groups look at separate, assigned topics and will have their projects on display this Saturday, April 13th from 4 – 6pm in the Gallery at Duderstadt Center–feel free to stop by!
Its crunch time on the Lumenotbots. We will need to have a manufacturing extravaganza soon to complete the rest of the boards but this Sunday we will be meeting in the Workantile again at 12pm, on South Main Street.
We will hopefully have some working demos to show off, finish up some LED strips, and all the little things that still need to be sorted out.
See you then!]]>
All three of the projects incorporate the same programmatic elements in different sites. Our group was tasked with designing a performance space and the site for the third iteration was the apse at the University of Michigan Museum of Art on central campus. The materials required to make the model were “found objects.” We decided to continue our exploration of the potential of the plastic animal toys we used for our first modeling project. This time however, the model would be scaled down, so instead of working with the toys at a 1/4″ = 1′ scale, we utilized them at a 1/8″ = 1′ scale.
Through this play of scale and reimagining of form, this project aimed to recreate a relatively conventional performance space using unconventional materials. Drawing from such precedents as Greg Lynn and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate (better known as The Bean in Chicago), we hoped to dematerialize the found objects and “forget what they actually are.” The decision to paint the found objects metallic silver was based on the idea of dematerializing the forms further as well as drawing upon the precious nature of museum objects and the cultural implications of chrome.
Thanks for tuning into this three-part series, hope you enjoyed the models!]]>