The Superstructure performance

In this site-specific performance a large-scale drawing machine maps connections found between artists in Headlands Center for the Arts’ quarter-century-spanning database.

While visitors watch, networks grow and construct themselves, as the computer-generated visualizations are translated back into the physical space where the connections first occurred. The resulting drawings, though transcribed by machine, betray the inevitable artifacts and imperfections of their physical production.

Exhibited with a video essay.

Made during Headlands Center for the Arts’ 2017 Designer in Residence program.

Hardware developed in collaboration with Jared Smith.
My role: Concept, software, video production

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