Exhibitions and Events

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Attacks from Mars, We Welcome our Robot Overlords!
December 14th 2017-February 5th 2018

An art installation in the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar

In the age of digital media, there’s a renewed nostalgia for the kinetic, sensory bumps and clicks of mechanical machines, as exemplified by the resurgent popularity of pinball games here in the Pacific Northwest. Using pinball as a metaphor, this art installation examines our relationship with technology, where you are the ball in a large-scale, immersive playfield.  Attacks from Mars was originally conceived and implemented as a three-year installation at Burning Man from 2015-2017, now adapted for this show at the Vermillion Art Gallery and BarLearn more.

Electric Sky and The Digital Frontier
June 22-24, 2018 (tentative), Skykomish WA

For the fourth year we are hosting a weekend artists retreat in collaboration with Third Place Technologies near the mountain town of Skykomish, WA.  We will be organizing a large group installation at Electric Sky called the Digital Frontier.   Learn more.

Past Exhibitions and Events
The Wondering Woods, Arts-a-Glow
September 2017

We installed The Wondering Woods at the annual light festival held in Burien WA.  Learn more.

Attacks from Mars, Burning Man
August-September 2017

For the third and final year we brought Attacks from Mars, our giant roaming pinball machine with an animated LED playfield, to Burning Man.  This year we added interactive components to our animated LED Playfield.  Learn more.

The Wondering Woods, Lusio
September 2017

We installed The Wondering Woods at Lusio, a one day light art event in Volunteer Park, Seattle.  Learn more.

Electric Sky and the Wondering Woods
June 9-11, 2017, Skykomish WA

For the third year in a row, we hosted a weekend artists retreat and hackathon in collaboration with Third Place Technologies near the mountain town of Skykomish, WA.  Thanks in part to a 4Culture grant we organized a large group installation called the Wondering Woods.   Learn more.

The Luminous Garden V2 and Pop-up Maker Space, Maloney Store, Skykomish WA
February-March 2017

We brought the winter version of our Luminous Garden installation for a one month show in the historic Maloney Store in Skykomish, WA.  As a part of this exhibition we created a pop-up maker space and provided an informal artists-in-residence program to enable ongoing development and exhibition of new work.  Through the maker space we also engaged with the local community, including an LED workshop for local middle and high school students.  Learn more.

The Luminous Garden V2 – Winter, Vermillion
December 2016-February 2017

We brought the winter version of our Luminous Garden installation for a two month show to Seattle WA.  Learn more.

The Luminous Garden, Arts-a-Glow
September 2016

We installed the Luminous Garden for an annual light festival held in Burien WA.  Learn more.

Attacks from Mars, Burning Man
August-September 2016

For the second year we brought Attacks from Mars, our giant roaming pinball machine with an animated LED playfield, to Burning Man.  This year we improved our nighttime lighting experience for greater impact from a  distance.  Learn more.

The Luminous Garden, at Lusio
August 2016

We installed the Luminous Garden for Lusio, a light art festival in Volunteer Park in Seattle WA.  Learn more.

Electric Sky and the Luminous Garden
June 2016

For the second year in a row, we hosted Electric Sky, a weekend artists retreat and hackathon in collaboration with Third Place Technologies near the mountain town of Skykomish, WA.  Thanks in part to a 4Culture grant we organized our creative efforts around large group installation called the Luminous Garden.  Learn more.

Skykomish Hotel and the Blue Lady
December 2015 – February 2016

To celebrate the historic Skykomish Hotel’s renovations and bring light to the town during its long winter nights, we worked with locals to install LED color washes in the same style as we had done the previous year on the Skykomish Bridge.  Funded in part by the Town of Skykomish. In addition to installing the lights, in honor of the hotel’s checkered history we also installed the Blue Lady ghost.  Learn more.

Bridge Project Year 2
December 2015 – February 2016

For the second year, we installed an interactive lighting project on the Skykomish bridge, to help light it up for the winter months.  As people drive over the bridge, their cars are detected with a sonic range finder and the lights chase along with them.  Learn more.

Attacks from Mars, Burning Man

August-September 2015

We brought Attacks from Mars, our giant roaming pinball machine with an animated LED playfield, to Burning Man.  Learn more.

Electric Sky
June 2015

We hosted our first Electric Sky, a weekend artists retreat and hackathon in collaboration with Third Place Technologies near the mountain town of Skykomish, WA.  Learn more.

Bridge Project
December 2014 – February 2015

We installed an interactive lighting project on the Skykomish bridge, to help light it up for the winter months.  As people drive over the bridge, their cars are detected with a sonic range finder and the lights chase along with them.  Learn more.

Zymphonic Wormhole at Burning Man
August-September 2014

The Zymphonic Wormhole was a large-scale collaborative installation created to simulate the experience of passing through a galactic wormhole. The Zymphonic Wormhole was a Burning Man 2014 honorarium art installation where we used a zipline passing through a shell of ropes woven to form catenary curves — with interactive sound and lighting — to create the experience.  Funded in part by Burning Man.  Learn more.

Cloud City at Burning Man
June 2014 and June 2013

Cloud City was a mutant vehicle transformed into a giant cloud with a small temple on top, designed to resemble the Roman and Greek gods of Mt. Olympus.  Learn more.

Lasik Lounge at SeaCompression
October 2013

Using over 30 lasers with thousands of laser points each, we converted a room into a Lasik Lounge for SeaCompression 2013.  Learn more.

Cylon Space Needle
March 2012

For a fundraising party Sattelite at the Space Needle, raising money for Shunpike and the Genius Awards, we installed 60 feet of controllable animated LEDs to simulate the experience of a Cylon’s eyes in the Space Needle.  Learn more.

Steve the Robot H.E.Ai.D. at Burning Man
August-September 2009

Steve the Robot H.E.Ai.D. was a 35 foot, interactive, collaborative installation that allowed people to create sound together, using video sensors to collect people’s motion and interactively generate music, voices and lasers.  Funded in part by Burning Man.  Learn more.

 

 

 

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