Monteverdi Vespers, part II

Below are links to two photo sets from the March 1, 2020 Monteverdi Vespers performance with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, Baltimore Baroque Band, and Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, conducted by Blake Clark.

The videos for the performance are in our previous post.


Concert images, click here to see the entire set on flickr


Still images from our videos, click here to see the entire set on flickr


we showed this robotic art project in bushwick, brooklyn april ’11 @ stanhope cellar studios, -‘a light in the basement’- curated by nicholas chatfield-taylor via todd p.

we filmed lili knitting the monofilament mesh at the center of the work, and tracked the needles’ movement. we mounted blue lasers on linear actuators and servos, then programmed the motors with the needles’ position data. the table top is the shape of the room.

a separate robot, seen briefly at the start of the main video, toggled a low wattage light bulb to create different lighting conditions.

the work presents a superimposition of the static, knitted mesh, and the movements that created it, transposed, and translated into the media of motion and light.

short, detail excerpts, not shown in the video above, are here >>

new work in brooklyn 4-1 @7pm, 4-2 @noon

: curated by Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor & presented by SHOWPAPER :
: 20 artists explore light using 20 private rooms :
@ STANHOPE CELLAR STUDIOS / more info @ Todd P

286 stanhope, bushwick. L train to DeKalb, two blocks walk.
we’ll probably be there by 8pm on friday, and by noon on saturday

feedback f s f -r s ns

to view our flickr set

feedback f s f -r s ns is composed of two robots, and is in the form of a closed system with interlaced feedback, i.e, the output of one robot is the input of the other. the system generates visual compositions as the robots alter their environments and influence each others’ behaviors.

this project was shown at sequence of waves, in st. cecilia’s gallery, greenpoint, brooklyn, january 2011.

materials: various reflective and refractive media, micro-controllers, motors, lasers, sensors. 2011

in detail:

robot 1>>
senses: emf
output: slowly rotates a glass tumbler containing reflective/refractive media.

robot 2>>
senses light/motion
output: light, fluctuations in the emf field (via motor induction, phosphorescing of chemicals on the sensor of robot 1).

robot 1 is programmed to sense changes in the emf field around it and reposition a container of reflective/refractive media proportionally by spinning a motor.

robot 2 is composed of three servo/laser components programed to survey the surface of robot 1’s glass tumbler and define quadrants of highly reflective points on the tumbler’s surface.

robot 2 is programmed to draw straight lines with a laser on the curved, translucent, rotating surface of robot 1. the light from the lasers pass through a rotating tumbler (robot 1) filled with a mixture of reflective, and refractive media.

as the beams of light pass through the tumbler, their trajectories are refracted and the resulting altered beams strike a treated sensor plate and phosphoresce.

the phosphorescing and servo motor movement ripple the emf field and robot 1 spins the tumbler accordingly. the moving tumbler causes robot 2 to re-scan the surface of the tumbler, etc.

traversal53 opens dec 3rd @ 9pm

lili maya james rouvelle 53

Traversal53, is presented by

Location: 20 w. 53rd St (6th Ave side of site, across from MoMA),
Dates/times: Friday, December 3, 2010 (beginning at 9pm) through Sunday, December 19, 2010. Running 24/7.

Installed in the western half of the former Donnell library (20 w. 53rd St, NYC, across from MoMA), and visible across the surfaces of the large windows fronting the space, traversal53 is a kinetic art installation composed of robotic instruments programmed to survey the space with custom optics.

Inspired by photographs of the preparation of the library’s materials for digitizing by, and the library’s current, ambiguous status, traversal53 is a process of scanning the transitional moment of the building itself, analogous to the scanning of the materials of the library prior to their relocation.

The output is designed to work with the reflections on the large windows of the building to create compositions from the interplay and slippage of the interior and exterior environments. traversal53 is a persistent, transflective event.

Visitors are invited to photograph the work and upload their images to flickr, with the tag traversal53. In doing so, visitors are completing the archival gesture by digitizing the space itself in its transitional moment, and then situating it, in that condition, in digital space. A selection of the images will be included in a digital book that will be kept at Selections will be credited.

here’s our flickr site with some installation shots.
here’s our vimeo site with some video documentation.