Surge responds in real time to different data streams, including the Moss Arts Center internet traffic and energy consumption and local weather conditions. The generative animations visible on the four screens behave like one continuous ribbon that repeatedly emerges and disappears along the wall.
Surge’s flexible LED screens allow the artist to shape the artwork to directly respond to the architecture of the Grand Lobby Wall. The work has been designed to invite viewers to contemplate it from multiple angles, including views through the Windows from the exterior of the building. An important aspect of the artwork is its glowing nature and how it illuminates the surrounding space. As the animations run along the screens, they cast swaths of color on the walls, creating a hypnotic and ever-changing luminous experience.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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