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Projections: MCAD all-nighter

Projections: An MCAD All-Nighter

Projections: An MCAD All-Nighter features four site-specific installations by MCAD students that are visible around the college campus.

Bryan Clendenen and Lauren Thorson, design MFA students, utilize motion graphics, light, and sound projected atop three-dimensional shapes to create Synthetic Unity, an installation that also includes live music by Chester Yourczek, a composer from McNally School of Music. Installed in a non-descript hallway indoors, the piece will completely change the nature of the space and demonstrate how audiovisual design has the ability to shape and control environments.

Jack FX Pavlik’s sound sculpture Group of Twenty consists of twenty individual free standing sound making parts that are controlled by computer, which “plays” a very basic timed composition. Placed on the east lawn outside the Main building, the sound environment is shaped not only by the sound making elements, but the building and its surroundings and the change in lighting from day to night and day again.

Anthony Warnick’s installation will be a soccer scoreboard projected on the east wall of the Main building. In addition to score and time, the projection will include data about the two teams (Communists vs Capitalists) that have been created in advance. The game is played live and scored based on the appearance of each player’s name on Twitter during the 90 minutes that comprises one game. While dealing with the conflict between philosophical/political systems in a playful way, the project is constructed in a way where the voice of the individual gets lost in the pounding sea of noise that is the Internet.

Rachel Knoll and Luke Axelson are creating an audiovisual installation that brings together moving image, sculpture, sound, and spatial relationships. Mundane data extracted from numerous locations on- and off-campus will be transposed and installed in Gallery 148. The result will be a unique sensory syntax created by pre-recorded and real-time sound, video projection, interactive elements, and environmental design.

http://www.rachelknoll.com/ [1] & http://lukeaxelson.com [2]