|James Clar at Aurora 2013|
AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Square
Bio: James Clar’s work is an analysis and observation on the affects of media and technology on our perception of culture, nationality, and identity. His interest is in new technology and production processes, using them as a medium, while analyzing and critiquing their modifying affects on human behavior. Originally studying film and animation at New York University; at graduate school (NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication’s Program), he came to view televisions as light systems and their own medium. Instead of relying on this set system, he started to develop his own visual systems by controlling and manipulating light itself. These light works became a physical extension of the pixel beyond the screen, pixels that created three-dimensional sculptural form
Description: Turbulence uses a single lightbulb hanging down from an industrial fan. The fan turns On and Off at random intervals, causing the light to be pushed, pulled, and swings in a chaotic, random pattern. The light bulb moves around spatially, casting light and shadow, building up momentum, flaring up, settling down, and building up again. A minimal installation reflecting a world at flux and of life in constant transition.