Just reading the information about this upcoming exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum is enough to get me excited. To take a quote right from their press release “In a darkened gallery, guests stroll through a digital landscape where letters blow off a tree like leaves, blades of grass move in response to footsteps and beach sands react to the lightest touch. In one installation, shifting clouds of light mold to the visitor’s silhouette based on the same algorithm that describes the flocking behavior observed in starlings. “We want our images to be danced on, played with and to react to the body,” says Bardainne. “We make immersive and interactive artwork, but we want you to forget that these are images.”
I am SO on board. This exhibit opens at the PEM on October 14th and runs through April 22, 2018.
According to the PEM’s website:
“XYZT is an immersive art exhibition comprised of 10 interactive virtual environments generated using math and physics models. In a darkened gallery, guests use their own movement and gestures to interact with light in a series of digital landscapes inspired by nature. Specific sensations, such as walking in the grass or putting your hands into the sand, are transposed into abstract, sensory encounters with lines, dots and letters.
XYZT creators Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, French artists/performers/computer scientists, describe the installations as “a journey through nature revisited.” Each letter in “XYZT” identifies the movement of a point in space – horizontal (X), vertical (Y), depth (Z) and time (T). The experience melds playful exploration with scientific reasoning, as each installation is accompanied by a video label on the nature of the underlying physical behavior, complete with excerpts from related dance performances.
Share your impressions with us on social media using #XYZT.
XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions was created by Adrien M & Claire B Company and originally titled XYZT—Abstract Landscapes in 2011 and revisited in 2015. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the MCUFEU – Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, The Applied Materials Foundation, Fay, Susan and Appy Chandler and Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor Crandall. The East India Marine Associates and members of the Art & Nature Committee of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.”
To read their press release, click here.
Have fun and be sure to use the hashtag #XYZT to share your images. 🙂
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