Chiaroscuro is a culmination of contrasts; the interplay of light and dark, the tangible and intangible, the old and new. 

 

The installation is a contemporary interpretation of "Chiaroscuro", a term more commonly associated with 17th century painting, that is as hand-made as it is digitally enabled. 

— Chiaroscuro is a contemporary interpretation of the 17th century painting term, the interplay of light and dark. It is a hypnotic audio-visual installation in which layers of light illuminate an environment of hand-crafted large-scale paper sculptures.

Musee D'art Moderne et Contemporain Géneve
Geneva, Switzerland
May 2-10, 2013
Commissioned by Mapping Festival​

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 Collaboration is an exercise in behavioral empathy

 Collaboration is an exercise in behavioral empathy

Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1 is the 1st stage of an ongoing study of human and robotic interaction as an artistic collaboration.

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Generation 1:

MIMICRY

CHIAROSCURO
Installation, 2013


Drawing in the installation is the fundamental element -- spanning the physical structure, the light-mapping and the projection itself. By digitizing the drawing, the simple expression of mark-making becomes transmutable. It is reinterpreted to take on a new form and dimension in the software -- it transforms into structures manipulatable through time.


 

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If drawing is a metaphor for basic human expression, Chiaroscuro is an immersive installation that augments the drawn image in scale, sound, and scope by harnessing the imaginative potential of interdisciplinary processes and technologies.

 

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Exhbition & Performance

Drawing performances are 10 minutes in length. The collaboration is entirely improvised and showcases a process of human & robotic co-creation.

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RESEARCH

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READING LIST

Creative direction by: Sougwen Chung
Original Music by Praveen Sharma
Technical direction: Andrien Boulanger
Arduino Programming by: Adam Harvey
Structural Supports by: Square Fabrication
Filmed by: Linda Cavaliero, Marcelline Gamma

 

PUBLICATIONS

Thanks to: Ana Ascensio, Boris Edelstein, Adrien Boulanger, Justine Beaujouan, Loic Shutter, Audrey Powell, Jorge Escobar, Yves Evequoz, Nonotak Studios, Wengnam Yap, Adi Panuntun, Sony Budi Sasono, Gaz Bushell, Anthony Rowe, Linda Cavaliero, BLACK OUT ( blackout.fr ), Adrien Boulanger, Fanny Visser, Will Wires Dardelin, Fabrice Giraud, Fabio Manozzi

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works by sougwen

Omnia per Omnia (2018)A painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city

Drawing Operations (2017)A human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.

Drawing Operations (2015)A human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry

Chiaroscuro (2013)spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation

Preparatory Gestures (2017)What are the sensory mixes of the future?

Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture

Cardia (2012)Project type

Apolysis (2014)A collaboration with Clint Mansell

Topographies (2015)Project type

Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)

愫君

愫君

愫君

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a

Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

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