Time Lenses @ Embodied Encounters - Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, CA)


Time Lenses (2016) Julian Stein, installation artist Todd Ingalls, video instruments Sha Xin Wei, concept Video Installation: Time Lenses (2016) is an installation of multiple displays and cameras that are carefully placed in a physical location to refract activity into a suite of rhythmically recomposed movements. Live video processing instruments will augment the space so that any activity, rehearsed or unrehearsed, quotidian or marked, will refract into a suite of projections, each revealing a different temporal or rhythmic aspect of the corporeal activity within the space. An activity in the space will appear on these life-size installations that act as temporal lenses or temporal mirrors.  As a set, these time lenses explode captured movements into constituent rhythms and display them "contrapuntally" on the image surfaces arrayed in the space. "Embodied Encounters" addresses art-making practices in media arts via the new language of creative cognition. The exhibition demonstrates the philosophical and conceptual ways artists respond to a world made increasingly complex by technology, as well as the evolution of action in artistic creation, and the synergy between materiality and bodily awareness. Through these encounters, we see the divisions between mind and body,self and world dissolve. This phenomenon is highly relevant to contemporary artistic practice as artists become increasingly aware of embodied interaction between intuition, logic, and reason to produce their work.  How does the artist’s consciousness engage in a world comprised of analog, digital, and virtual stimuli? The Beall Center addresses this question through an ambitious, provoking voyage through cognition and intelligence – human and artificial alike. The exhibition runs from October 1, 2016 through January 21, 2017.

Time Lenses (2016)
Julian Stein, installation artist
Todd Ingalls, video instruments
Sha Xin Wei, concept

Video Installation: Time Lenses (2016) is an installation of multiple displays and cameras that are carefully placed in a physical location to refract activity into a suite of rhythmically recomposed movements. Live video processing instruments will augment the space so that any activity, rehearsed or unrehearsed, quotidian or marked, will refract into a suite of projections, each revealing a different temporal or rhythmic aspect of the corporeal activity within the space. An activity in the space will appear on these life-size installations that act as temporal lenses or temporal mirrors.  As a set, these time lenses explode captured movements into constituent rhythms and display them "contrapuntally" on the image surfaces arrayed in the space.

"Embodied Encounters" addresses art-making practices in media arts via the new language of creative cognition. The exhibition demonstrates the philosophical and conceptual ways artists respond to a world made increasingly complex by technology, as well as the evolution of action in artistic creation, and the synergy between materiality and bodily awareness. Through these encounters, we see the divisions between mind and body,self and world dissolve. This phenomenon is highly relevant to contemporary artistic practice as artists become increasingly aware of embodied interaction between intuition, logic, and reason to produce their work.  How does the artist’s consciousness engage in a world comprised of analog, digital, and virtual stimuli? The Beall Center addresses this question through an ambitious, provoking voyage through cognition and intelligence – human and artificial alike.

The exhibition runs from October 1, 2016 through January 21, 2017.