Here is the entire video from the outdoor presentation in downtown Denver. You can also get more information here: http://www.denverdigerati.com/node/32.
A video work from the DMB Collective (Donald Fodness, Michael Bernhardt, and Barry Whittaker) will be part of an exhibition this Friday in Downtown Denver on a giant LED screen.
Mother Brain: A SaBa Exhibition at Spazio-Rita
Interactive installations by SaBa (Sam Sheffield and Barry Whittaker)
RECEPTION Sunday, July 21, 8 pm
EXHIBITION July 18-21, 2013
Spazio-Rita, Nagoya, Japan
Mother Brain, 2013:
Drawing inspiration from open source culture and community farming movements, SaBa (Sam Sheffield and Barry Whittaker) have created Mother Brain, a game which is driven by locally produced vegetables. As the vegetables gradually change over time, so will the game—a landscape transformed into a garden of glitches.
Bunrakuraku explores the intersection of technology, participation, and puppetry. Taking inspiration from international styles of puppet theater, ranging from Japanese Bunraku to Punch and Judy, this work explores the intersection of audience and puppeteer―with a few extra limbs included. Bunrakuraku places viewers into a virtual puppet theater space. Limbs appear and disappear, each controlled by a different audience member. In this space, an individual’s movements and actions are combined to form a single multi-limbed puppet. Here, people are encouraged to playfully engage with multiple collaborators.
SaBa is a series of collaborative projects created by Sam Sheffield & Barry Whittaker. SaBa develops interactive works in a range of media.
Launch Pad 2: L A N D invites artists to engage a particular region of Colorado in its historical and/or current context through works of art in a variety of mediums, including large- scale site-specific installations, time-based art, and experimen- tal projects. Through these works of art, attendants will have the opportunity to explore the land historically, geographically, and culturally.
LP2 will take you on a two-hour expedition of moderate hiking without stops. To fully enjoy the more than 40 art projects situated around the land, we recommend allowing at least three to four hours. Or enjoy the entire time from 2 to 7pm, leisurely interact- ing with land, art, and artists. There are many inviting locations to pause and enjoy conversation and picnic.
With projects by: A7, Sabin Aell and Norman Broomhall, Jared D. P. Anderson, bARTer Collective, Justin Beard, Amber Britton Beerman, Abby Bennett, Michael Bernhardt, Amelia Carley, Diane Cionni, Adan De La Garza, Erica Dixon, Ryan Everson, Amber Farnell, Jason Garcia, Christie Ginnani Stepan, Koko B. Gregorio, Tobias Fike, Donald Fodness, Matthew Harris, Clay Hawkley, Deborah Haynes, Sarah Lucille Johansen, Viviane Le Courtois, Taylor Lawrence, Megan McGrain, Adam Milner, Christopher R. Perez, George Peters, Richard Peterson, Nikki Pike, Andrew S. Rising, Yumi Janairo Roth, Ryan Wade Ruehlen, Tara Rynders, Kari Treadwell, Melanie Walker, Barry Whittaker, Andrew Williams, Ashley Eliza Williams, and more.
I was recently contacted by Toledo.com for an interview for a feature on local creatives. In case you are interested in reading more about my inspirations and thoughts on Toledo, you can read the interview here.