[Video] CHiKA: Shikaku 04 – Interactive Projection Mapping Installation

SHiKAKU 04 examines the relationship between sound, public interaction and visuals mapped over 3D objects. The projection surfaces will be shaped as cubes and placed in the center of the space. Participants experience an endless variation of audio/visual stimuli. SHiKAKU 04 creates symphony of light and sound that activates the space for the audience.

[Mar 22-24] CHiKA: Shikaku 04

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Fri, Mar 22, 7pm – Opening Reception
Sat/Sun, Mar 23-24, 3 – 7pm: Installation open

Admission: FREE

Location:
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

SHIiKAKU 04 is part of a new platform for an Interactive Projection Mapping Installation. In real time, unexpected public interaction will create multiple versions of an audio/ visual installation. The installation will react to its environment through changes in sound and LED lights. Public audiences are not just observing the art but they also become part of the installation. SHiKAKU is not a one way street art installation but instead creates communication and relationships in a public audience. SHiKAKU only works if the public interacts with SHiKAKU. SHIiKAKU = 四角, 視覚, 視角, 死角 is a Japanese homophone that translates to “four square”, “visual”, “optic angle” as well as “blind spot”.

Embracing these themes and variations, SHiKAKU is an interactive projection mapping installation that creates a symphony of light. SHiKAKU 04 at Harvestworks gives the audience a way to explore sound and light creatively and collectively, creating a powerful symphony of light in a single space.

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SHiKAKU 04 examines the relationship between sound, public interaction and visuals mapped over 3D objects. The projection surfaces will be shaped as cubes and placed in the center of the space. Participants experience an endless variation of audio/visual stimuli. SHiKAKU 04 creates symphony of light and sound that activates the space for the audience. This is also part of a large scale installation which will be shown this summer at Eyebeam.

CHiKA

CHiKA is an interactive visual artist and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric visual narrative in sync with the sounds of live music performance in addition to interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience. Her installation’s experience is a co-creation between the participants and the art work in the space. When she is a live visual artist and a VJ, she becomes a sensor to create light magic that synchronizes with live music. Music becomes the visual score that co-creates endless beautiful light symphony. Unexpected visual creation begins to communicate with the audience in live performance. The artist shares this powerful moment with her audience.
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CHiKA is also a creator of a 3-day projection mapping workshop marathon, Mappathon, that teaches mapping projection technique to create site specific installations. She loves to share and give back her knowledge to the visual art community and educate audiences on new methods of expression and techniques.

She was a resident fellow at ITP, New York University and an IAC Teaching and Research Fellow for Vimeo in 2012. This coming March, she will be starting Eyebeam residency Spring – Summer 2013.

Her work has been showed at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, Theatre Maisonneuve, Biennial in Venezuela, eBay, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, The University of Wisconsin- Madison, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Millennium, Mapping Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, MOD Festival, Blip Festival New York, Blip Festival Tokyo, Mutek, Nuit Blanche, Metropolitan Pavilion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Gramercy Theatre, S.O.B.’s, and among other places.

Music collaborator: Merche Blasco

Trained as a Telecommunications Engineer, Merche Blasco developed in parallel to her studies a more creative path related with music, video, installation and performance. She created her alter ego “Burbuja” as a vehicle for her own musical exploration and since its conception she has participated & collaborated with various artists, establishing a strong relationship between different mediums of artistic expression & her own musical direction. She has composed music to accompany sculptures of Lucy Orta at the Venice biennale & soundtracks for videos & installations by the artists of FABRICA in Venice (Italy) and HANGAR in Barcelona (Spain), among others. She has also collaborated several times with Chicks on Speed and Cristian Vogel. Her debut, “burbuja” (station55 records) was presented in Sonar 2007, the Advanced Music festival in Barcelona, and has been touring in different cities in Europe, USA and Canada in the past years: Mapping Festival (Geneve), Sonic Art Circuits (Washington), Queens Museum of Art (New York), NIME2012 in Michigan, among others.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe has recently graduated from the MPS Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP / NYU) where she mainly focused on Interactive Design for exhibitions and new tools for Electronic Music Performance, meaning visual sound reactive pieces, choreographic tools through computer vision and New Interfaces for Musical Expression. She is currently keeping with her research as a resident in the same school. http://half-half.es/

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