BLACK PLAIN

A Field Study



Black Plain I (iter. 1, Nature vs Nurture), 2017

mixed media with projection

60 second loop

30 x 18 x 3.75 in (76 x 46 x 9.5 cm)

unique work


TYPE

🌓 Mixed reality sculpture

🖼️ Print


ROLE

🎨 Artist


SERIES

Field Studies


LOCATION

📍 MIT Media Lab


DATE

📆 Fall 2017


SERVICES

🎓 AR / XR Design Theory

  • 👀 Creative Research

🔮 Conceptual Development

  • ⚗️ Experimental R&D

🖱️ 3D Modeling

📐 Shop Drawings

  • 🔨 Woodcraft / Upholstery
  • 🎎 Sculpt / Mold / Casting

💻 Systems Design & Spec.

🖥️ Server Assembly & Setup

🚀 Motion Graphics

🦺 Installation

✨Projection Mapping

🎞️ Video Documentation

💬Talks


FUNDING

This project was been made possible in part by funding from the Council for the Arts at MIT.


SPECIAL THANKS

Tobias Putrih & Seth Avecilla



ABOUT


Three city dwellers run for their lives, tragically betrayed by their fresh but ill-formed instincts to rely on high technology over their basal capacities.



ITERATIONS

Different projected content can bring new meaning to the same physical sculpture. Notable explorations of content are notated as numbered iterations (abbreviated iter.) on physical works.


(iter. 1, Nature vs Nurture), 2017

30 sec., loop

Instinctively lighting their way with failing phone lights, three techno-sapiens only call attention to themselves as they slink through the hunting field of natural-born predators.


(iter. 2, Emergency), 2017, 2017

30 sec., loop

The runners' mobile devices betray their safety, blaring auto-played news alerts. The iteration questions the true urgency of recalls, politics, foreign affairs, attractions, scandals, statistics by juxtaposing them with the imminent threat of being torn apart by wolves.


(iter. X, Steps), 2017

30 sec., loop

Step counting applications continue coldly as the runners flee from being eaten alive.



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PRINTS


Black Plain (iter. 1, Nature vs Nurture), 2018

Print

30 x 18 x 0.5 in. (76 x 46 x 1.3 cm) *


Made-to-order

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* Available in other sizes on request