Creating Animated Fabric Through Colour Vibration
Co-presented with InterAccess
Sunday May 15th, 2016, 11am – 5pm
Featuring work by:
Philippe Blanchard and participants created costumes that lit up and animated under a computerized light show.
Participants explored Philippe’s new media installation practice, experimenting with the interaction of light on coloured dyes and pigments. Designing costumes out of fabric, printed-paper and other pliable materials, participants learned firsthand how colorimetry and colour perception work to create the illusion of movement.
Participants were also exposed to the mechanics of designing computer-controlled light installations with Max/MSP and LED lighting. Employing these technologies in the filming studio, participants finished the day by shooting short animations of their creations in action.
Summary of activities:
- Lecture on Philippe Blanchard’s practice and other uses of light and colour in installation art history
- Hands-on demo: tie-dyeing, painting
- Hands-on demo: draping techniques
- Hands-on workshop: surface treatments such as beads, stitching, appliqué
- Lecture on scientific and technical aspects of light show design: colorimetry, metameric failure, Max/MSP, LED lighting, DMX lighting control
- Photo/video shoot and animated GIF creation
Here’s a look at some of the fabulous work created during this workshop.