As a visual artist and filmmaker, I’ve always had the desire to create a largish installation of some sort. I’ve thought of ways to display video works on a larger scale than just a computer or phone screen. I’ve been fascinated by large led screens like the ones in Times Square or even the CASE building here at CU. I think this is a crazy cool way to display art or moving pictures. It also makes a statement.
LED Visuals Installation
This longtime curiosity led me to determine that I want to create a minimalist projection screen to be used in tandem with visuals I’ve created. Ultimately, forming the installation I’ve long sought to create. I am choosing a minimalist aesthetic for my design because I want the projection screen to serve as the platter for whatever is being displayed. That being said, it’s still important to me for the final product to be a piece of art in and of itself. Minimalism is an aesthetic I’ve always loved and one I feel is achievable.
I’ve done some rough sketching and have an idea of what I want my final design to be. I would like for the projection screen to hang from the ceiling using hooks and stainless steel chains. At first I considered using rope but I feel an industrial chain will have better weight bearing abilities and last longer. Also, I think the colors of stainless steel and light wood will pair well together. That note brings me to the rest of the design. The hanging mechanism will attach into a wood beam. This wood beam will have a thin slit in it where the projection screen material will be inserted. The bottom of the screen will also have a cylindrical beam. I feel that the use of sanded and varnished wood will play into the minimalism aesthetic. A lot of minimalist furniture consists of simple wood designs.
Sketch 1: Design Overview
Sketch 2: Split Room View
- Wood beams
- Wood finishing
- Stainless steel chains
- Heavy duty hooks
- Projection screen material
- Faux vines
- LED lights
*The last two I’m planning to use to add decoration and a bit more aesthetic.
I have been exploring generative art lately. A big part of what I do as an INFO major is code with python and use machine learning algorithms. Ideally I’d like to create a coded art piece to be displayed. This is a lofty goal but one I’m going to strive for.
Generative Art Piece 1
Generative Art Piece 2
LED Visuals Installation: https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/exhibition-services/audio-visual-installation/
Generative Art Piece 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/Python/comments/e5elgk/creating_art_with_python/
Generative Art Piece 2: https://www.acrylicode.com/generative-art-python-tutorial-1-for-penplotter/