Daniel Sauter / Fabian Winkler
January 30 – April 3, 2009
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
480 W. Hancock St.
Detroit, MI 48202
313 993 7813
In the Line of Sight is a light installation that uses 100 computer-controlled tactical flashlights to project low-resolution video footage of moving persons into the exhibition space. Each flashlight projects a light spot – similar to a pixel - on the wall. All flashlights combined create 10 x 10 pixel representations of the source footage. Instead of projections onto flat walls, we imagine the images being projected onto multiple surfaces, i.e. corners, floors, ceilings, using the architectural elements that are specific to the site.
“kinetic simplicity - an abstract ode to the father of op-art, vasarely. it was created for an installation at his eponymous foundation. commissioned by warp records, the republic’s matt pyke wanted this video projection to be shown in isolation in a modernist hexagonal room in the foundation in france to give it a space and dynamism vasarely would expect.
music by simon pyke”
The Masterpiece Theatre Poster Archive has a few gems in it, many by the great Ivan Chermayeff. I also noticed he put his Mobil logo in the corner of each poster. Beauty at its best.
When Masterpiece Theatre began in 1971, so did another tradition — a series of large-scale promotional posters announcing each new title. Begun with the encouragement of Herb Schmertz, Mobil’s VP of Advertising and Promotion, the poster series was undertaken by the New York design firm of Chermayeff and Geismar, who had created the Mobil corporate identity and served as advisors to the company on many design and art related projects.
The posters were distributed to the national press and PBS stations and throughout Mobil’s facilities. But they also reached millions of viewers and opinion leaders on the bus shelters of New York City. Although now discontinued, the poster series is a memorable chapter in American graphic design and represents a vivid record of ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre’s thirty year run on public television.
Opentape, one step closer to our good old friend, Muxtape. Khoi Vinh just hipped me to it. He also very eloquently wrote about it. It’s been around for a few months, but I’m really feeling together a good mix right now, and soon enough, you’ll feel my groove too.
L E D W A V E S
Location: Marriott World Center Resort / 08
While wading in the pool at night with my camera, (yes I realize that may sound creepy), I was hypnotized by the light reflecting off the pool, and so I decided to film it. After about 30 minutes of filming, I decided to leave as the remaining pool-goers continued whisper about me, stranged by my actions.
Here’s a segmented clip in two sections, using the same footage, two ideas…(more to come as they upload to PluralVimeo)
The Show N’ Tell Show is a monthly gathering of designers, photographers, and other visually creative peoples that come to The Whistler to share their new/old/embarrassing work, ideas, thoughts, and jokes. Come share a larf…
C.M.Y.K. America’s Top Graphic Designeris seeking graphic designers that think have fresh ideas using traditional and new technology, and can handle anything from a logo design, to a layout for a high-end magazine full of text, to a podcast, and on to designing that billboard you see as you travel through your city.
The elimination round will choose seven graphic designers from across America to compete in “C.M.Y.K. - America’s Top Graphic Designer” – the new, hip, unscripted reality series.
Besides handling clients, collaborating, traveling, teaching and working; we still make some time to play and experiment with whatever ideas we have floating around. Whether it is drawing letters, silkscreening posters, playing music, or fiddling with video; I figured it would be nice to post some of these ideas as they are coming together. I will eventually finish this, some day. Feedback appreciated.
F I R E W O R K S
Location: Walt Disney World / 08/
This past Christmas I enjoyed Walt Disney’s strange empire in sunny Orlando, Florida. Revisiting the land some 25 years later, I found myself less interested with the going-ons of Disney World and more anxious with the sea of toddlers I was constantly stepping over. However, this disorientation allowed me to be a true observer, watching families, interactions, 90’s technology, nature and everything surrounding me. It inspired me enough to pull the camera out and reconfirmed my love of LED lights and fireworks.
Here’s the first video of a few…(more to come as they upload to PluralVimeo)