History in the Present Tense
Videos and Animations
History in the Present Tense is a series based on previous works of art that are re-created in a contemporary process. This is an animation of the Egyptian pharaohess, Nefertiti. This is the first work in my History in the Present Tense Series, an attempt to reference the past while creating the future using present technology. 2014.
The next installment of History in the Present Tense features Sargon of Akkad. The pan-and-tilt servos move the 3D printed sculpture according to hand position of the LEAP motion device. Sargon represents the documentation and creation of interactive works of art history which preserve and integrate cultures of different time periods. 2015.
There is the Adafruit 9-DOF BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor used to calibrate the digital model within Processing. At the same time, using the LEAP Motion Capture device allows for control of the pan-and-tilt servos, thus, controlling both digital and physical aspects of this interactive piece. One can output several functions at the cost of one input because of the LEAP Motion`s infrared light-emitting diodes. 2015.
Here are two Arduino boards. One board outputs the servos and the other board outputs the sensor. 2015.
The final installment of History in the Present Tense includes The Three Graces. A Raspberry Pi display modification was used in order to play the animation which was created using Processing. The Processing sketch interprets images of The Three Graces and displays each image in a point-cloud aesthetic. By alluding to previous works of art, we can explore different mediums and create more works of art. 2014.
Early sketches and documentation. 2014.