Orbital Resonance, or the Wonder of Sound and Light by Kevin Ramler
An interactive installation that responds to visitor generated sounds with a changing display of ceramic lights.
Orbital Resonance or the Wonder of Sound and Light is an interactive, listening installation. I provided lights and a program that listens to the room and I hope you will provide the sound. Sing, play instruments, shout, laugh, or plug in your tunes then sit and watch how the patterns of light change in response to new sounds.
The ceramic lights are connected to an arduino which executes two functions. The breathe function fades in and out on a 15 second loop, how quickly it fades is inversely related to the volume the program senses. The react function flickers brighter and dimmer in a real time response to changes in volume.
I am interested in the places where forces meet— the intersection between contemporary and traditional, the contrast between handmade and mass produced. I work in the ancient mediums of carpentry and ceramics, and I incorporate new media like light, sound, electronics, and performance. I create interactive objects and immersive environments that enrich people’s lives and transform art viewers into art users.
February 1-26, 2016
Works will be on display weekdays, 8am-5pm in the Fine Arts Gallery, FAB 102
Reception and Artist Talk
February 26, 2016
Fine Arts Gallery, FAB 102
February 27, 2016
For more information call the Fine Arts and Communication Department at 432-837-8218 or visit www.sulross.edu/art
About the Gallery
Sul Ross State University has maintained an art gallery on campus for the enjoyment of students, faculty, and the people in the surrounding community. Opened in the 1950's, the gallery serves well the primary objective: that of encouraging art students and providing public exposure. Another goal of the gallery is to provide cultural enrichment for this campus, the people of Alpine, and other area communities.
The gallery is also open to artists outside the university. Shows include single exhibitors and group exhibitions. One event in particular, the Annual Spring SRSU Student Art Show, hosts over 20 talented participants. This show is open to currently enrolled students at Sul Ross regardless of major. The 21.5' x 28.5' gallery space creates a sense of intimacy and ambiance for a myriad of exhibits.
The gallery space is lit by indirect track lighting which can be adjusted as needed. This enables the exhibitor to enhance each piece to his or her specifications. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Francois Fine Arts Building.
Guest Artist Program
The Guest Artist Program brings artists to campus during the summer sessions to provide contacts with practicing artists. This program provides yet another unique dimension to Sul Ross. All non-student exhibitors are asked to donate 20 percent of sales to the Sul Ross Art Program Scholarship Fund.
Gallery is open 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Located on the First Floor of the Francois Fine Arts Building, Room 102
Contact: Carol Fairlie, Gallery Director - 432-837-8258