At the end of 2016, I participated in an Artist in Residence Program by Google TiltBrush. During the residency, the artists (including Peter Chan, The New Yorker, Bradley Theodore, Dustin Yellin, Steve Teeps & Isaac Cohen) were encouraged to experiment with the tool, collaborate with and give feedback to the Tiltbrush team, with the intention of exploring the possibilities of drawing in virtual reality.
One of the highlights, for me, was working with the engineering team. Through a series of delightful lunch conversations, at the end of my residency, Tiltbrush released an open-source python script, coded by Paul Du Bois, allowing users to generate a spline export from the program to other software. Essentially, this teases the viability of VR as a creative production tool. This export makes generating printable models from VR a lot easier, and I’ve been employing it in my process to explore gesture-driven sculpture.
I’ll be posting more of my experiments in the next few weeks/months
works by sougwen
Assembly Lines (2022)a painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city
Mutations of Presence (2021)Exploring spectrality through sequencing bio-feedback to a machine
F.R.A.N. Flora Rearing Agricultural Network (2020)exploring machine and flora as part of a sympoietic, self-supporting networked system with human as gardener.
Ecologies Of Becoming WithProject type
Exquisite Corpus (2019)a performance installation exploring human, machine, and ecological bodies
Omnia per Omnia (2018)a painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city
Into The Light (2019)an audiovisual AR installation
Artefacts (2019)a human and machine collaborative drawing
Drawing Operations (2018)a human and machine collaborative duet
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Drawing Operations (2017)a human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.
Drawing Operations (2015)a human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry
Chiaroscuro (2013)a spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation
Preparatory Gestures (2017)a series of sculpture studies in VR
Mycelia (2018)a series of sculptures inspired by bio-inspired cognition
Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture
High Tide (Étude Op. 2, No. 4)a painting exploring the dynamics of change
The Limitless, The Absolute (2017)a painting inspired by the 八卦 Trigrams of the IChing
Cardia (2012)a short film depicting a transgression from interior to exterior
Apolysis (2014)a short film in collaboration with Clint Mansell
Untitled (Étude Op. 1, No. 1-4)a series of drawings exploring synesthesia
Chiaro Oscuro Prototypesa series of form studies with paper
Topographies (2015)a series of paintings inspired by nature and flow states
Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)