Relational Architecture 20“Airborne” is an interactive shadow play originally commissioned by the Chrysler Museum of Art to transform Norfolk’s public space. Participants blocked the light of two projectors casting their shadows on a 900 sqm wall, and these were tracked by computerized surveillance systems. Out of the shadows emanated bellowing smoke which was mapped onto the wall and accumulated in it. Readable within the smoke were clouds of text, themselves turbulent, from salient poetic texts on light and shadow.
For an exhibition in Mexico City, the texts projected are not poems but live news cables from Reuters, Agencia EFE, Notimex, AlterNet, AP and other sources.
|Name in spanish:||Al Aire|
|Year of Creation:||2013|
|Technique:||Projectors, computers, surveillance cameras, custom-made software running Navier-Stokes equations|
|Power:||Variable depending on screen size|
|Room conditions:||The piece works in darkness, some environmental light is acceptable but the projectors would need higher brightness|
|Dimensions:||Variable screen size, in Virginia was 30 x 30 m projection, in Mexico 15 x 6 m|
|Edition:||3 + 1 AP|
|Keywords:||interactive, tracker, generator, lights, outdoor, projection, shadows, sound, smoke.|