Archive for April, 2010

27
Apr
10

Classic Iconography with a Futurist Twist

Classic iconography with a futurist twist
We all want to leave our mark on the world.  The monuments of our past remind us of the traditions form which we have come.  We have historically sought to leave the marks of our passage on the architecture of our ancestors.  Light Painting offers a distinctly futurist approach to the idea of re-contextualizing the monuments of our past into the visual future we are constructing around ourselves.
A visual future at our command
Access to unprecedented technology has democratized the tools of media manipulation.  While technology continues to offer vast, exponentially multiplying options, content and performance have always been the fundamentals.  As we move closer to a more unified, real-time interaction with developing technologies the artist morphs these relationships in surprising and evocative ways that offer us formative insights into our perspective spatial relationships with reality, technology, each other and ourselves.
You have to be there
The process of interacting with spaces is significant.  Engaging with the environment imbues the artist with gestural interpretations. Reinterpreting the spaces we inhabit is a sensitive feedback process that simultaneously utilizes and redefines space.

27
Apr
10

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i hear the buzz

27
Apr
10

SWAMP Supports Texas by Light

We are thrilled to announce the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) has committed their support for Texas by Light!

SWAMP has generously agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor, helping bring to fruition this epic tour of Texas featuring the light painting of Marko93, interactive projection technology and Mehdi Idir’s urban production sensibilities.

Fueled by the success of Paris by Light, a love for light painting and a collaborative spirit, Texas by Light promises a look at the Lone Star State like you’ve never seen it before.

Texas by Light is part documentary, part cinema, part experimental and all about dynamically documenting light, human motion, and digital interactivity. Scheduled to shoot in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Paris, Texas, Texas by Light will combine photography, performance and media technology to turn the visual iconography of Texas into a futuristic and interactive light painting experience.

Visually stunning, emotionally compelling and totally original, Texas by Light promises to be larger than Texas itself.

SWAMP is a Texas-based media arts center committed to the film and video art of this region, the artists producing independent images, and to the cultivation of an engaged audience. SWAMP supports the tradition of artists who express their visions through film, video and new media.

We thank our friends at SWAMP for sharing our vision and supporting this important project. Special thanks to SWAMP Executive Director Mary Lampe and Board Member Jim Barham for their incredible support.

24
Apr
10

Texas by Light gears up

One of the things that any production needs is a strong team.  Texas by Light has both a tightly integrated core production unit and an extended team of Texas film/television professionals.  As we gear up to be ready to shoot on May 3rd we are fortunate to have an opportunity to visit our production friends and grab up as much kit as they will lend us for our trip.  🙂  I mean, graciously receive generous contributions form dear friends and colleagues that are really the pivotal influence in the success of Texas by Light.  Both really….

It’s nice to see people excited about or project and I think that Texas by Light is offering a quality project for everyone that is both highly creative and technically challenging. Sometimes the passion and “Art” of gets lost in our everyday cycle of commercial production.  Projects like Texas by Light are specifically intended to “keep the flame alive”.  That is why I started Texas by Light and I think it’s why we have received such warm responses from our fellow professionals.

So, our most recent visit was to see Maggie Poorman.  Maggie is an Art Department Diva, she has thousands of credits and stands as the coveted “first call” for National and International film/tv work.  Her client list is too long to list and her warehouse is bursting at the seams with the props and kit she has accumulated through her work.  Maggie opened her doors to us, mostly because my wife Che is a fabulous Art Dept. lady herself and has worked closely with Maggie for awhile now.  Relationships with people like Maggie are gratifying and beneficial, like when she said…”Do you guys want a huge hand painted bucking Bronco backdrop?”

Maggie Poorman let us use this cool prop


20
Apr
10

Texas by Light

Texas By Light is fast approaching. The production schedule is getting locked in and the resources are coming together. This experimental performance, light painting and interactive technology experience should be as big as Texas……! Marko-93 and Manifeste Productions will be here in Texas making their special brand of media magic….coming soon!

04
Apr
10

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