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ICAT Playdate: Celestial Garden

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Term: Fall 2022

Date: September 30th, 2022

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill 

Speakers: Thomas Tucker, David Franusich, Tanner Upthegrove, Charlie Duff, Matt Swarts, Rodney Kimbangu, Tianyu Ge

Presented By: nstitute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

 

Description:

Celestial Garden is an interactive installation where participants engage with inflated teardrop forms in real-time.  Each nylon pendant is equipped with both sound and light that respond directly to the participants’ touch – creating a unique audiovisual soundscape.  Originally designed to be showcased at the ACCelerate festival 2022 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.  Installed in the dimly lit back end of Flag Hall, sixteen eight-foot teardrops forms hung from black metal trusses.  Visitors entered the installation from all sides and interacted with the forms by gently pushing the outer surface to create a swinging motion.  Each individual form reacts in real-time to the movements createdby the participant:  Lights within each form change color and dance with each interaction while the speaker simultaneously delivers a ripping mixture layered sound.

Speakers: Thomas Tucker, David Franusich, Tanner Upthegrove, Charlie Duff, Matt Swarts, Rodney Kimbangu, Tianyu Ge