Resonance In Light 3
Aaron Taylor Kuffner, John Taylor, Mark C. Slee, Joseph Martin, Pitaya, Luminous Waveforms
Resonance in Light is exploration of sound and light through The Gamelatron Project by Aaron Taylor Kuffner and returning artists JoeJoe Martin, John Parts Taylor and Mark Slee.
-- Upcoming Special Events --
Friday, Feb 2, 6pm-10pm
Groundhog Day Sound Bath with Lisa Love
Join us for a "Super Sonic Sound Healing" like no other, featuring the most majestic, ethereal surround-sound experience of a Gamelatron with Sound Healing instruments + many more sensory delights, followed by a community potluck and the epic vibes of DJ Kiran.
Tuesday, Feb 6th, 6-7:30pm
Tranquility Tuesdays Somatic Yoga with Michelle Nayeli Bouvier
Immerse yourself in a serene oasis this winter season with a unique fusion of somatic yoga and immersive art. Set within the mesmerizing backdrop of the Resonance in Light art show, these weekly yoga sessions offer an unparalleled experience to unwind and soothe body, mind and spirit.
Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7-10pm
dorkbotSF IRL at Heron Arts
Dive into the world of technology, art, and all things dorky. At dorkbotSF, we celebrate the quirkiest and most innovative projects in the Bay Area. The artists behind several of the sculptures in this group show will be presenting their works on a panel with an AMA vibe.
Thursday, Mar 7th, 7-10pm
LX Studio lighting software meetup
Learn about LX Studio, the technology behind two of the sculptures in Resonance In Light. The creators of these works will be around to answer any specific questions. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this meetup offers a fantastic opportunity to learn, share ideas, and gain inspiration.
We are excited to announce new additions to the Resonance in Light project with artist collaboratives Luminous Waveforms and Pitaya. Mark Slee will be updating Transitions, a large-scale volumetric LED sculpture that is site-specific to Heron Arts, with new patterns to accompany the new musical compositions.
A Gamelatron is a sound-producing kinetic sculpture presented as site-specific installations and stand-alone artworks by Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Gamelatrons are made from bronze and iron instruments derived from Indonesia's thousand-year-old sonic tradition Gamelan, retrofitted with mechanical mallets on sculptural mounts. The pieces are connected to a physical computing system that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton.
Gamelatron Viaoro features 44 uniquely tuned instruments, starting in the 30 hz range and spanning across 6 pitch registers on 10 free standing sculptures.
Aaron Taylor Kuffner is an American-born conceptual artist, based in New York. Kuffner's dynamic work reaches far outside conventional forms of representation: it actively engages its audience and pushes art to serve society. His pieces often take the form of multi-year projects that require in-depth research, collaboration with field experts, and the development of new specialized skill sets. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience of beauty and the sublime.
JoeJoe Martin is an artist and Computer Engineer living in Brisbane, CA. After working as a software engineer in the wireless industry for a decade he moved on to a more fulfilling career using his technical skills and passion for aesthetics to bring life to art installations and experiences across the world. He has provided custom circuitry and systems design to some of the most loved and influential artworks of Burning Man and has thrown photons at many iconic buildings as a Technical Director at Obscura Digital. His own artworks often explore and juxtapose the digital and organic, and have been shown in galleries in Atlanta, Austin, Cape Town, Oakland, and San Francisco, as well as the Jacksonville MoMA in Florida.
Luminous Waveforms is the collaborative art practice of Phil Spitler and Victoria Mara Heilweil. Bringing fine art and creative technology together, they produce experiential works of art incorporating innovative technologies in the design, fabrication and aesthetics. Luminous Waveforms projects have been exhibited at the Napa Lighted Arts Festival, Oakland Immersive Arts Festival, California Academy of Sciences, Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland, Maker Faire, Jonathan Carver Moore Gallery and San Francisco City Hall. Spitler and Heilweil have also produced public artworks for the Wonderspaces Permanent Collection, Los Altos Public Art, the Temple of Direction at Burning Man and a large scale commission for the J. Resort in Reno, CA. When not working on new and exciting Luminous Waveforms projects, Heilweil is a lens-based artist and independent curator, and Spitler is a Creative Technologist and partner at Bonfire Labs, a boutique content creation company in San Francisco.
John Parts Taylor A lifelong career of infusing technology into sculpture began in 1998 with a trip to the Black Rock Desert where cross-disciplinary arts flourished with the help of like-minded creative technologists. The works presented at Heron Arts are an exploration of light-based sculpture that resonates with the parasympathetic nervous system by way of patterns and motions that can be found in nature.
Mark Slee's visual art is built around structured systems of addressable LED lights. Drawing on a background in computer programming, he develops algorithmic patterns inspired both by organic and mathematical processes, employing procedural motion, subtle variation, and evolving shifts in both form and hue. These patterns explore the way our visual perception works, creating a vivid, colorful experience that is pleasing both aesthetically and intellectually- pretty lights that tickle mind and soul. These artworks are powered by a software framework Mark has developed called LX Studio.
Pitaya For over 20 years, Pitaya, led by artists Arnaud Giroud and David Lesort, has been illuminating spaces worldwide with their innovative public installations. These installations, known for merging artistic ingenuity with technical expertise, represent the group's deep commitment to experimentation and creative exploration. Their latest masterpiece, 'the planets,' evolves from the 'Planétoïde' series showcased at Lyon's Fête des Lumières from 2021 to 2023. This piece, a highlight of their U.S. studio's work, is realized through the custom software developed by executive producer Vincent Guerrieri, embodying their vision of light as an expressive and environmentally integrated medium.