Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beautiful Light

My search for interactive art in the greater Phoenix area has not been in vain. Of note, last week I spent a couple days helping to assemble "The 4 Letter Word Machine," a giant interactive display that can form four letter words out of lights.

It's interactive in so far as different people can put up messages. The manifestation that I was helping to assemble is headed to an art festival in Toronto where it will be placed on sky-scrapers.

Being a part of the construction was fascinating. The artist has a large shop in a Phoenix industrial district and then he seems to command an army of volunteers/interns/friends/administrative assistants for several straight weeks to create the project. There are people in his shop 18 hours a day for what appears to be no money.

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