Archive for the ‘artworks’ Category

quine (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

quine was shown at our solo show at die Botschaft, and is named for logician/mathematician Willard Van Orman Quine. a quine is a computer program that takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output. our quine was made with the shadows of leaves and branches, and light (sunlight and streetlight) that played across the gallery wall behind it. the changes in light on quine’s surface are intended to evoke an active slippage where the edges of the work expand and contract with the changing ambient light of its environment. the piece is solar powered and composed of motors, circuitry, wire, tape, vellum, leaves, and LEDs.

still images here

mottetto (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

mottetto was shown at our solo show at die Botschaft, and is an illuminated drawing in space composed of three similar robots whose LEDs are individually programmed to slowly oscillate between different hues of blue and green. with each oscillation the target hues change, slightly. these changes in color interval expand and contract the speed at which the LEDs change color. each of mottetto’s robots have subtle, distinguishing characteristics.

still images here

resonance (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

resonance was shown at our solo show at die Botschaft, and is a kinetic sound work composed of suspended tubing, wire, and electronics. a small motor bounces across the open ends of several small tubes at varying speeds, altering the pattern of sounds emanating from the work and vibrating the LED, which pulses with the same frequencies controlling the motor.

still images here

rounded binary (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

rounded binary was shown at our solo show at die Botschaft, and is a kinetic sound work that has two states: spinning and stationary. when spinning, the tape on the motor creates the illusion of a circle – but changes in speed and direction of the motor produce varying tones and a shadow reveals the tape attached to the shaft to be irregularly shaped. when the motor stops spinning the jagged shape of the tape and lack of sound/motion create the illusion of a static sculptural object.

still images here

inversi (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

inversi was shown at our solo show at die Botschaft, and is made of an algorithmically generated, 3-d printed object, micro-controllers,LEDs, and a pellegrino bottle. the code varies the frequency and occasionally blinks each LED. the effect of the simultaneous differing frequencies is that the piece appears to shimmer at different speeds across its surfaces, creating optical interference patters. the piece was situated on a marble mantel in the gallery and is a meditation on scale, mass production and the projection of code across three dimensions.

still images here.

rapport (with lili maya)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


the video above has detail shots from rapport, shown at our solo show at die Botschaft.

rapport is composed of two similar objects that can be seen as both unified and distinct. each has its own LED array and micro-controller – the code for each is identical and contains randomized elements. the LEDs in each are identical but the materials around them are different, evoking unique qualities of light. the common code causes the two objects to sync and then individuate slowly and randomly. the furniture, found on site, is both support and external, integrated and formal. each element contributes to a rhythm of cohesion and individuation.

still images here.

images from die Botschaft show on flickr

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

we just posted images from our show at die Botschaft, take a look!

new works:
mottetto
quine
inversi
resonance
rapport
rounded binary

video will follow shortly.

ritornello

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

this is a collaborative project with lili maya, our website is here.

composed of paper, wood, and electronics, ritornello exists as documentation of an ephemeral situation.

the work is programmed and the program alternates between repeated and varying elements. the code controls a fragile assemblage of various materials, and as it loops the assemblage decays.

while the work has no subject, its contents include the illusion of time’s control and the humility and wonder of making things in an atmosphere of change.

diaphanes, nos. 1-8

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

diaphane, detail

this is a collaborative project with lili maya, our website is here.

the 8 diaphanes are individual assemblage/drawings of casting paper embedded with electronics, each measuring approximately 9″x11″. featured in our august, 2011 solo exhibit, of light like intervals, each diaphane was made specifically for installation in the porch windows of the virginia weston besse gallery on martha’s vineyard.

inspired by the slowly changing, ambient natural light of the westward facing space, the architecturally transitional nature of the porch, and the color and textures of its wooden interior, we developed this project with the combining of indirect sunlight and electric light (LEDs), and the qualities of transition, in mind.

the electronics consist of a small micro-controller, modulating a single, tiny LED.

each micro-controller is programmed individually to persistently and slowly change the brightness of its LED in a process analogous the gentle shifts in ambient light of the space as sunlight is filtered through the lush foliage of a garden in front of it.

looking at a diaphane, one is aware of change occurring on its surface, resulting in different views of the work’s subtle and complex topography, but the specifics of what in fact has changed are not always clear. the paper composition of each diaphane varies in thickness, from the opaque to the see-through, permitting views of the outside to be integrated into each work.

we began making site visits to prepare for our show in early may, prior to the bloom of spring, and were captivated by the island’s natural light, and the intricate, twisting branches, and horizontality of its trees and brush. in subsequent visits we noted the forms created by the lines of branches interlaced with increasing foliage. while we never intended to portray these forms in our work the affinity between the island’s landscape and our compositions and mark marking is clear, and in the context of these works in this location, formative.

to see the entire flickr set, please go here.

for additional projects and videos, please visit our site: www.mayarouvelle.com

7744

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

7744

this is a collaborative project with lili maya, our website is here.

a wall-mounted assemblage of casting paper embedded with electronics measuring approximately 3′x4′, 7744 is one of three works from our recent solo exhibit, of light like intervals, made specifically for installation on the porch of the virginia weston besse gallery on martha’s vineyard.

inspired by the slowly changing, ambient natural light of the westward facing space, the architecturally transitional nature of the porch, and the color and textures of its wooden interior, we developed this project with the combining of indirect sunlight and electric light (LEDs), and the qualities of transition, in mind.

the electronics consist of multiple small micro-controllers each controlling a single tiny LED, each embedded and interconnected by thin, white wire.

the network of micro-controllers are programmed individually to persistently and slowly change the brightness of their LEDs in a process analogous the gentle shifts in ambient light of the space as sunlight is filtered through the lush foliage of a garden in front of it.

looking at 7744, one is aware of change occurring on the surface of the piece, resulting in different views of the works subtle and complex topography, but the specifics of what in fact has changed are not always clear.

we began making site visits to prepare for our show in early may, prior to the bloom of spring, and were captivated by the island’s natural light, and the intricate, twisting branches, and horizontality of its trees and brush. in subsequent visits we noted the forms created by the lines of branches interlaced with increasing foliage. while we never intended to portray these forms in our work the affinity between the island’s landscape and our compositions and mark marking is clear, and in the context of these works in this location, formative.

to view the entire flickr set, go here.

for additional projects and videos, please visit our site: www.mayarouvelle.com