Posts Tagged 'installation'

Louden to share importance of working in varied media

Louden to share importance of working in varied media

Call Sharon Louden an artist. She makes prints, large installation pieces and sculptures and has received commissions for public art. Louden also paints, draws and has organized a screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., featuring abstract animation and film from 1970 to today. Her latest animation — she scans her brush strokes into a computer and her colleague Brian Clyne helps fabricate the animation in programs such as After Effects or Flash — will premiere at the National Gallery in September.

“I’m 49 years old and it took me almost 30 years to get that out of my system,” Louden said, “the idea that I had to identify as a [certain] type of artist.”

Camera obscura shines light on ‘Digital Identity’ through other lens

Camera obscura shines light on ‘Digital Identity’ through other lens

In the fifth century BCE, Chinese philosopher Mo Ti wrote about the optical properties of the pinhole camera, a device that could be used to project an upside-down image of the world. In the 13th century CE, Roger Bacon used one to observe the solar eclipse. Leonardo Da Vinci and his Renaissance colleagues used the light device to help render realistic 2D representations of 3D landscapes, followed by the Dutch Masters in the 17th century.

Beginning Saturday at Miller Park, Daniel Levin’s installation of a camera obscura continues that tradition with a modern twist to provide a counterpoint to the morning lecture series theme, “Digital Identity.”