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Art that does stuff for people who do things:
We make art that does stuff. More importantly, we make art that asks for you to do stuff. We believe that interactivity provides for the most immersive and empowering experience. We want for each viewer to be a part of their own aesthetic moment—a participant rather than an observer.
SIXES AND SEVENS
Unidentified Flying Beat Machine
With Super Bowl LI serving as the impetus, Julian and Matt were comissioned to teach and build an art car with students at the Energy Institute High School under the auspices of Noble Energy and The Orange Show. It features 120 lasercut acryclic cubes with designs drafted by the students. The cubes are filled with a total of 12,000 RGB LEDs which can be controlled to shift colors and patterns. The car has appeared in the Super Bowl LI Super Bowl Live!, the 2017 Art Car Parade (where it won an award for Best Commercial Entry), and the 2017 Houston Pride Parade.
Ohm's Wall is an interactive musical sculpture made of wood, steel, fifteen light reactive Atari Punk Console synthesizers, and seventy-five skateboard bearings. The instrument consists of five vertical rods with three independent axes of rotation within a steel frame. On each vertical axis there are four inverted wooden stepped pyramids linked together, each with their own bearing and axis of rotation, forming the four faces of a square. Each grouping of four pyramids around each vertical axis contains one Atari Punk Console embedded within one of the pyramids. The kinetic rotations around the seventy-five possible points of rotation requires a viewer to set them into motion by physically spinning a segment of the piece, thus linking individual or group user interaction within the viewer's aesthetic experience of the piece, both visually and sonically. Spinning one of the fifteen major vertical axes creates a doppler-effect with the Atari Punk Console contained within each cluster each time the speaker spins around its axis and passes by the viewer, resembling the effect of fifteen rotary Leslie speakers. Particularly interesting audio effects and simultaneous visual geometric phenomenon can be achieved by spinning the various clusters of cubes in particular patterns--the self-discovery of which is encouraged of the viewer and provides an impetus for sustained and repeat interaction with the piece.