Cave Crawl, 2012, 140 x 120 x 90 in., LEDs, wire, Polycam, cave.
This piece originated in a cave in Cappadocia, Turkey, during an artist residency at the Babayan Cultural Institute. The feeling of scrambling through a disorienting maze of ancient caves during my morning walks translated into a maze of colored light. Villagers visiting this cave were delightfully disoriented, reacting spontaneously by interacting with their cell phone lights.
This piece turns out to be the precursor for a new piece, coming to Five Myles Gallery in 2019, called A Sound of Light appearing around the bend. It will be completely interactive, and live dance performances will further animate the piece. See the “News” section for more details.