"Waking Life" by Teddy Lo (2011)"Waking Life" examines how light refracts against different cuts of glass. The work is in the shape of a flower and the LED lights refract differently depending on which part of the flower the light hits. The piece is composed of stainless steel, glass, LED, PCB boards, wires and a computer chip.
"Shades Dynamicism" by Teddy Lo (2011)"Shades Dynamicism" captures how organic forms can play a role in industrial design using a futuristic aesthetic. Each circle on the work represents a city -- in this case the larger being Hong Kong and the smaller being New York. The LED lights illustrate the weather in the respective cities. The color indicates temperature and the speed and movement representing wind and weather patterns. The work is composed of fiber glass, aluminum, LED, PCB boards, wires and a computer chip.
"Alarm of Hue" by Teddy Lo (2011)"Alarm of Hue" acts as an unconventional clock. Lo feels one should always have something interesting in the home. The work functions as a clock as the light moves slightly throughout the hour. "Alarm of Hue" is made of stainless steel, LED, PCB boards, wires and a computer chip.
"Positive Void" by Teddy Lo (2009)"Positive Void" uses the "persistence of image technique" to play with the omnipresence of digital information, advertising and technology. By moving one's head from side to side while looking at the work, images of Lo's parents flash before the viewer. Lo seeks to animate what is lacking in 21st Century lives: nature, love, life forces and the senses. The piece is made from aluminum, LED, PCB boards and wires.
"Spectrum Manners" by Teddy Lo (2011)The ink print series by Teddy Lo illustrates the unique ways light refracts. In the series, Lo dances with LED lights as a photographer snaps images of the LED movement.
"Morpho Tower - Pink" by Sachiko Kodama (2011)This "Morpho Tower" is one in a series of ten, which illustrates the dynamic movement of liquids and the simplicity of beauty. The work is a kinetic sculpture made from a magnetic liquid called ferrofluid.
"The Tenth Sentiment" by Ryota Kuwakubo"The Tenth Sentiment" is a unique work by artist Ryota Kuwakubo. Inspired by his son, the piece is composed of household items designed in the shape of a city. Organized in a dark room, a toy train drives through the mock city, shining a bright light upon the blocks, clothespins and other items. Shadows of the items appear on the wall, appearing as buildings, electric wires and other city structures, and reminding viewers of the city they know best. For a preview of "The Tenth Sentiment," take a look at this video: http://bit.ly/jqtYeC.
A new media art exhibit in New York will showcase the works of Hong Kong artist Teddy Lo and Japanese artists Sachiko Kodama and Ryota Kuwakubo.
Transmutation, the exhibit presented by the Hong Kong based Input/Output Gallery, features tech-art with an emphasis on materials and mediums used to express creativity and social concerns.
The works of International LED artist Teddy Lo will be showcased at Transmutation. Lo is a pioneering figure in the tech-art scene and his work has been displayed around the world. Lo's new artwork from his Architectural Series will be featured at the Transmutation gallery. He will also display his innovative LED installation Positive Void. In his work, Lo strives to fuse technology and aesthetics through his art with an emphasis on LED technologies.
Japanese artists Sachiko Kodama and Ryota Kuwakubo will also be featured at the Transmutation exhibit. The two prize-winning artists have been featured at Ars Electronica (Linz) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo). Kodama loves art, literature and science, using a mix of the disciplines in her work that examines the dynamic movement of liquids.
Kuwakubo, on the other hand, uses electronics and technology to illustrate relationships formed across boundaries. He seeks to provide experiences to the people who view his works, but also to establish communications between the people who experience them.
Sometimes new media is cutting edge, Input/Output Gallery artistic director Joel Kwong explained. And then other times it's really low-tech, but it's expressive through creativity.
The Transmutation exhibition opens at The Highline Loft on Mar. 7 and will continue through Mar. 15.