Constellations is a dynamic and immersive artwork animated by flowing patterns and algorithmic formations of light and shadow. It is an iconic sculpture that merges digital craft and cutting edge fabrication with data visualizations of abstract phenomena found in nature at a variety of scales. The concept is to create a visual marker that acts like a portal into an invisible world of dynamic visual poetry inspired by ideas of science, art and technology.
Inspired by early studies and translations of animal locomotion using chronophotography and planetary motion simulations, Constellations uses geometry, light and shadow to create a meditative internal space that at night becomes a playful illuminated sculpture displaying constellations of motion. Never the same - always in flux.
See animations here: www.vimeo.com/futurecitieslab/UWF
Future Cities Lab, San Francisco - Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno
Competition Team: Jason Kelly Johnson (Lead Artist), Emily Saunders and Nat Abbott.
Consulting Engineer: Endres Studio (Structural Engineer - FLA LIC)