Electrons always find their way: Moss garden and waste plastic prototype with LED lighting. Under 1000 magnification, it is terrific to see springtails and other, as of yet unidentified creatures.
Super honored to be showing the Paparazzi Bots and photos taken by the robots in this spectacular exhibition at the UAS curated by Kris Paulsen with some of my favorite artists; Chris Burden, Ken Goldberg, Amy Youngs, Charles Csuri, Lutz Dammbeck, Isla Hansen, Lillian Schwartz, Stan VanDerBeek.
Engineering Utopia is Open May 30-July 15, 2017, and come and get captured by the paparazzi bots. Exhibition design by Ry Wharton, and all is presented by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences, the Arts Initiative and Urban Arts Space, and the College of Engineering.
Excited to also exhibit the recreated Siamese Rodeo Cricket 2 in Amy Youngs Museum for Insects.
I am thrilled to be premiering the Woman’s Tear Machine Gun Video and print at The New Art Fest’16, which kicks off November 3rd at 7 pm, at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência in Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Antonio Cerveira Pinto. This pheromonal machine gun is designed to allow men to sniff and be exposed to a woman’s tears, a known biological agent that reduces testosterone in men. Sniffing tears lowers activation in the brain’s hypothalamus, known for sexual arousal. DARPA.US, designed for strategic defense, is now systematizing the first gun designed for peace. #thenewartfest16
I am excited to introduce a new proto-living systems sculpture of 5 bacterial forms breathing and undulating up and down. They will premiere in Cancun at Alife 16. Weather data is used to change sonic and video textures projection mapped onto these works. Machine and natural sounds are intermixed and processed through a granulator, which is constantly changed by a cellular automaton. The granulator affects the nature of the generative sound and selects video based on wind speed, direction, and water and air temperature.
For more information on this work https://www.kenrinaldo.com/portfolio/abiopoiesis_microbiome/ and video: https://www.kenrinaldo.com/videos/?video_id=1726