An Inquiring Age-SHORT ((Part of ‘Codex Dynamic,’ DUMBO Arts Festival 2012)
by Glowing Bulbs + John Ensor Parker
“An Inquiring Age” is a large-scale video-mapping projection installation created by Glowing Bulbs + John Ensor Parker, that spans 33,000 square feet (3,065 square meters) within the Manhattan Bridge Archway and on the Eastern exterior elevation of the Anchorage. The piece included audio and was presented in the Codex Dynamic video exhibition.
It is not known when man’s conceptualization of time began, but it’s influence on us as individuals and collectively is rooted in the natural world. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Mayans all developed calendar systems based on natural observations of the Moon’s cycles and seasonal changes. These observations of nature formulated our traditional understanding of time as linear constant-rate and are still relevant as with our historical records, calendars, folklore, religion, film, music, visual art and philosophy. Yet today as our knowledge of the natural world increases so are our concepts of time. The Laws of Relativity provide us the opportunity to speed up, slow down, go backwards or even stop time and with Quantum Mechanics time is unrelated to space and may simply be a direction at any moment, in turn, affording an object the possibility of existing at different places at the same time.
“An Inquiring Age” explores the ever-changing psyche of both the individual and the collective, as a result of our evolving perspectives of space and time.
“Time Divides” (Part of ‘Codex Dynamic,’ DUMBO Arts Festival 2012)
Using 365 seconds to represent the 365 days in a solar year, “Time Divides”
shows the underlying structure that unifies the annual seasons as understood
and experienced by humanity. This is the same structure that unifies
all people, animals, minerals and other assorted earth-bound lifeforms. The individual’s
experience of time creates the illusion of separateness. Transcending this
illusion is a path to clarity. By focusing on unity while experiencing time,
life takes on new meaning
Huge thanks to WorldStage, Inc (worldstage.com) and Nationwide Rentals for providing technical and logistical sponsorship and support for this project, and for championing public art in New York City.
Thanks also to Sixpoint beer (sixpoint.com) for sponsoring our cocktail receptions Saturday and Sunday nights during the DUMBO Arts Fest.
Codex Dynamic Credits.
Codex Dynamic conceived, curated and produced by Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker
Codex Dynamic Event produced by Farkas Fülöp
Codex Dynamic Video Mapping template designed by Farkas Fülöp and John Ensor Parker
Time Divides Credits.
Produced by Brian Blessinger
Concept by Michelle Dodson, Bryan Dodson and Adam Barfield
Directed by Michelle Dodson and Bryan Dodson
Animation by Michelle Dodson and Bryan Dodson
Sound Design by Adam Barfield
Pre-production Consultation by Tim Daust of Reelmind Studios.
Puglia Building Projection
LM Productions were asked to create a short building mapping show for a luxury wedding in the Puglia region of southern Italy.
MULTIMEDIA SPECTACLE AT LA SAGRADA FAMILIA, BARCELONA
September 21, 22 & 23, 2012
Creation and Direction : Moment Factory
Original idea : RENAUD - Architecture d’événements
In collaboration with : La Ville de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, La Ville de Barcelone, La Mercè