Screening Room

The Magnificent Micelle, 2013

Ellen Sandor and (art)n
Chris Kemp and Diana Torres


Garden of Digital Delights, 2011

Ellen Sandor and (art)n
Chris Kemp, Diana Torres and Michael Cone


Palm Springs Parallel: Frey House 1

(art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp & Ben Carney 15" X 40'' X 65"


Pritzker Deconstructed

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. A deconstructed version of Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion appears to glisten as the sun sets on Lake Michigan behind one of Millennium Park's most stunning Chicago attractions.
Based on: Pritzker Deconstructed, 2008
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Thomas Meeker, Chris Day and Mike Seigel
Details: 40"x30" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, and Plexiglas

Sound and animation by Ben F. Carney


Egg Drop

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. Egg Drop is (art)n's third collaboration with Chicago Imagist Painter, Karl Wirsum. The piece features a whimsical virtual portrait of Wirsum's own fantasy characters performing in an enchanting cyberspace environment.
Based on: Egg Drop, 2002
Artists: Karl Wirsum, (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Pete Latrofa, Keith Miller, Fernando Orellana, Janine Fron, and Jack Ludden
Details 40"x30" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, and Plexiglas


Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

This animation was developed from a segment taken from the virtual reality installation Special Treatment, based on (art)n's PHSCologram works of the above titles. An image processed, black-and-white rendering of a hand drawn image of an interior architecture of a barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, followed by a deconstructed version of the same barracks created through actual original blue prints of the space. These works are related to a larger comissioned installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The images are a tribute those who passed through these confines.

Based on: Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1995
Artists: Stephanie Barish, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, USC; Ellen Sandor, Stephan Meyers, and Janine Fron, (art)n,
Details: 40"x30" Digital PHSCologram, Kodalith, Plexiglas
Based on: Deconstructing the Barracks: Auschwitz-Birkenau, 2011
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, and Diana Torres
Details: 40"x30" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, and Plexiglas
Based on: Special Treatment, 2005
Artists: Geoffrey Baum, Todd Margolis, Keith Miller, Ben Chang, (art)n lab, Ellen Sandor and Janine Fron
Details: Virtual Reality Installation

Animation by: Diana Torres and Ben F. Carney Sound design

Sound and animation by Ben F. Carney


Cryptobiology: Reconstructing Identity

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. The glass DNA double helix in the foreground depicts type B DNA - the most common structure in comparison to type A and type Z. This particular section was taken from the human DNA sequence coding for a protein called lysozyme, a small enzyme found in our tears and nasal secretions. The enzyme breaks open the cell walls of some types of bacteria, and is part of our initial defense against bacterial infections. It was the first enzyme whose 3-D structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. The sepia toned images in the background, as well as the vertical strips staggered throughout the image, are actual images of DNA fingerprints. In this visual representation of a DNA database, the dark areas denote the particular sequence and ordering of the adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine - the ATCG strings most people associate with DNA. The translucent letters serve to further this association, and denote the actual ordering of the base pairs in this specific portion of the protein.
Based on: Cryptobiology: Reconstructing Identity, 2001
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller, Fernando Orellana and Janine Fron; Special thanks to Stephan Meyers
Details: 30"x40" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas


Perfect Prisms: Crystal Chapel

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. This piece was inspired by Bruce Goff's breathtaking designs for a nondenominational chapel at the University of Oklahoma. The chapel has been reconstructed with an array of various prisms advancing out into space. Refraction of light and reflection color break up the serene environment and awaken it with new energy.
Based on: Perfect Prisms: Crystal Chapel, 2009
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Chris Day, Ben Carney, Miguel Delgado and Thomas Meeker
Details: 30"x40" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas


Mies-en-scène : The Farnsworth House

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. Here (art)n sets the scene with a new media take on a Mies Van Der Rohe classic. The Farnsworth House is reconstructed virtually with the addition of developed spacial elements to bring about a mise-en-scène truly worthy of the great architect and the PHSCologram medium. Careful attention was payed towards all elements of style and arrangement in this virtual stage just as Mies himself treated his architectural designs.
Based on: Mies-en-scène : The Farnsworth House, 2009
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Chris Day, Ben Carney and Thomas Meeker
Details: 40"x24" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas


Reconstructing the Wright Space

This animation was developed from (art)n's PHSCologram work of the same title. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece the Robie House, this work reconstructs the home to give it new energy. The house appears to grow and advance out of the frame and towards the viewer. Movement and three dimensional appearance actively engage viewers and bring new life to the iconic structure.
Based on: Reconstructing the Wright Space, 2009
Artists: (art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Chris Day, Miguel Delgado, Ben Carney and Thomas Meeker
Details: 40"x30" Digital PHSCologram, Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

Sound and Animation by Ben F. Carney