Garden of Digital Delights, 2011
Ellen Sandor and (art)n
Palm Springs Parallel: Frey House 1
(art)n, Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp & Ben Carney 15" X 40'' X 65"
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.
Sound and animation by Ben F. Carney
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sound and Animation by Ben F. Carney