The Ann Arbor District Library is blazing a trail on the leading edge of patron participation with their super fun Summer Game. 7 Cylinders Studio produced this short video to share what makes this one-of-a-kind game so special (includes hidden game codes for players!). More info about the Summer Game on AADL’s website.
A new video art work by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring the art of Tyree Guyton and The Heidelberg Project, was recently published as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)’s Many Voices project. Utilizing handcrafted motion graphics, Harrison combined more than 50 individual video portraits with landscapes and images of The Heidelberg Project for a surrealist exploration of creative possibilities in public spaces.
Leon Speakers has hosted some of the hottest live bands in their gorgeous new performance venue: the Leon Loft. This performance by Fitz and the Tantrums is part of the nationally syndicated radio show Acoustic Cafe, by Rob Reinhart, who also interviews the band about their touring and recording process. 7 Cylinders Studio has captured these intimate, outstanding performances along with Big Sky Recordings in Ann Arbor, MI.
A portrait of painter Chris Hyndman, whose solo exhibition “No-Touching Zone” runs April 10 – May 17, 2014 at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Gallery.
This truncated icosahedron, created by Robert Marshall, measures 7′ 6″ in diameter and consists of 32 panels. It uses two dimensional planes and equilateral shapes to make a symmetric three-dimensional form. This video features Marshall’s geometric marvel set in motion within the rotunda of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Musician Zoë Keating’s “The Path” provides a dramatic score to capture the dynamics of space and movement.
Meet laser artist Mike Gould. He and his crew are installing their first museum exhibition titled “L is for Laser” at the Midland Center for the Arts. This show features the wordplay of Gould’s “laser alphabet”, his artful interplay of 17 lasers custom built into lunch boxes, and the interactive movement-based installation “A is for InterActive”. This video is a work-in-progress piece for a future film about the art and technology of lasers and artists who cut new ground with their creative possibilities.
The interactive video installation “Moon Unit Face Pong” makes a return appearance for the ArtPrize edition of FoolMoon on September 28, 2013 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Participants can play a 30-foot tall version of the game pong with Wii-controllers, using each other’s faces as the ball. The faces are captured via The Heidelberg Project Mobile Video Booth, designed in collaboration with artist Tyree Gutyon. A VJ from Team HTBD live remixes the show – view the trailer!