FRACTURE

at SEISMIQUE

FRACTURE

(iteration 1, Texture and Pattern), 2020

projection on wood

17'10" x 17'3" x 19'2" (543.5 x 525.8 x 584.2 m)



TYPE

🌌 New Media Installation


ROLE

🎨 Artist / Designer / Tech


COMMISSIONED BY

🛸 SEISMIQUE


LOCATION

📍Houston, TX


SCHEDULE

📆 4 months


DATE

🎊Opened Dec, 2020

Updated Nov, 2021


SERVICES

🔮 Conceptual Development

🖍 Schematic Design

🖱️ Design Development

📐 Construction Drawings

💻 Systems Design & Spec.

🖥️ Server Assembly & Setup

🖼️ Curation

📂Content Sourcing

🚀 Motion Graphics

👂 Sound Design

🦺 Installation

✨Projection Mapping

📡 Remote Mgmt.


BUDGET

$ ##,###


FABRICATION

Professional Scenic Services


SPECIAL THANKS

📐 Dave Prez

🧟 Dave Carry

🔨 John Anselmo

👂 Boston Kassidy


LORE


An alien tool for pattern analysis, broken in the crash, has become a fracture in spacetime. The machine endlessly samples and remixes realities, reducing each to their abstracted colors and patterns as they are shattered, mixed, and filtered through the screen shards that surround the room.


A kind of automated creativity emerges from the broken system’s generative pairing. Is the machine still searching and learning, or has it found peace in its eternal dreaming?



SAMPLE LIBRARY


The permanent installation and platFORM for video art continuously generates original content by pairing two randomly selected files from a collection of still images and videos. The visual content of these two files are










[ Previsualization ]

[ Content "mashup" previsualization (gif) ]

[ Content "mashup" previsualization (20:00) ]

" Okay, I can't tell what's real anymore. "

– anonymous viewer

[ Mockup of "Nested Layers" focal point. Content: Ange Wood ]

INSPIRATION


– How the hell do you come up with this stuff?



FRACTURE evolved from a sculptural exploration in the VideoForms series. The series consisted of twelve classifications of physical forms and arrangements. The classifications provided a framework through which to serially explore combinations of projected video and physical forms.


The classification from which arose was #2, Planes. The image that was chosen to represent this classification, and directly inspired the overall formal and aesthetic approach of FRACTURE, is shown below.

[ Image from an unidentified source that inspired the stacked layers aesthetic used to create the focal points in FRACTURE ]

[ Layout of all of the panels that make up FRACTURE ]

[ Projection mapping output configuration ]

[ Photo: yessica_noemy ]

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