Sferics is a 20 channel light environment where a network of high-power LEDs respond to lightning strikes from hundreds of miles around. A pair of VLF radio receivers provide lightning data to custom hardware/software that transforms each strike into an opportunity to change the intensity of one of the lights.
Sferics will hang above Aural Ecosystem (a light-sensitive sound environment that evolves according to a genetic algorithm) and we expect the changing illumination will affect the life cycles of its sculptures.
On view Oct 1 – Dec 11, 2011
Opening Oct 1 from 4-6PM @ Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Hours: Tues–Sat, 10 am to 5 pm;
Sun, 1–5 pm. Closed Mondays.
162 Russell Ave, PO Box 147
Rockport, ME 04856