Glistening Waves by Jeff Thompson

A video installation that uses footage of intermittent sunlight on cresting ocean waves, analyzed by custom-written video tracking software which detects the patterns of light on top of the waves. These points and their corresponding length and angle from an origin point change volume and filter parameters of audio recordings of a droning human voice.

 

Jeff Thompson: Glistening Waves

Jeff Thompson
Thursday, March 3 – 6 to 9pm
Friday, March 4 – noon to 6pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present video artist Jeff Thompson, as part of Soho Night, an evening of extended exhibition viewing and special programs by the not-for-profit arts organizations in Soho. Glistening Waves is a video installation that uses footage of intermittent sunlight on cresting ocean waves that is analyzed by custom-written video tracking software which detects the patterns of light on top of the waves.  These points and their corresponding length and angle from an origin point change volume and filter parameters of audio recordings of a droning human voice.

Glistening Waves was created with generous support from Harvestworks‘ Van Lier Fellowship program and with technical assistance from Zachary Seldess.

Jeff Thompson received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Rutgers University.  He is currently Assistant Professor of New Genres and Digital Arts at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally, most recently at SITE Santa Fe, Jersey City Museum, Weisman Art Museum, Hunter College, White Box Gallery, and Museo Arte Contemporaneo in Argentina.  Thompson was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship from Harvestworks in 2008 and a commission from Dispatx, an alternative curatorial platform based in Spain and NYC, in 2007.  In addition to his studio work, Thompson co-founded the Texas Firehouse, an alternative gallery space in New York City from 2007-2009 and is currently a co-founder of Drift Station Gallery and Performance Space in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

The public can view the work on Thursday March 3 for Soho Night from 6 pm – 9 pm and on Friday March 4 from noon – 6 pm at Harvestworks.

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