SIGGRAPH Previews 2012 Art Gallery Exhibit
Art Gallery Chair feedback on this piece: The work was inspired by love; in LeGault’s words “time slows when I’m with you, and time flies, and time stops with every heartbeat.” By relating our ticking mortality with the eternal mechanisms of time, LeGault allows for a profound reflection on our understanding of and connection to time.
Sustainable Cinema No. 4: Shadow Play
Scott Hessels, City University of Hong Kong
The wind-powered Sustainable Cinema No. 4: Shadow Play is a kinetic public sculpture that harnesses sustainable energy to generate a moving image. By using natural power to re-create an early art form that led to the beginnings of cinema, the sculpture references the histories of both motion pictures and industrialization. It explores a possible future of environmentally responsible media; looking forward by looking back.
Art Gallery Chair feedback on this piece: Hessel’s Shadow Play, wrapped in a pre-cinematic nostalgia, ideas of sustainability and especially in context of the digital heavy SIGGRAPH conference, presents an alternative retro-futuristic version of the moving image. Go Windpunk!