Waiting Room - Immersive Art for Wellbeing
Saturday, September 17 - Saturday, November 19, 2022
An exhibition of dynamic light, shadow, and movement as immersive experiences designed to calm, inspire, or transform
Work by six artists who use light, shadow, and movement to create experiences that will mesmerize, enchant, and captivate. Each art installation will be set up as a “waiting room” for the audience to spend time immersed in the experience, with the intention of calming, inspiring, or transforming. As part of ongoing research viewers will be able to take part in a survey to collect feedback on their individual experiences of the various installations.
Each artist's name is linked to their respective sites, with interview video links that follows their work's description:
Fowler’s aim as an artist is to push the viewer into an altered state where they can step out of their normal thought patterns and experience the feeling of being present in the current moment.
Godley’s artwork is the result of investigations in merging technology and art, provoking questions regarding how light might be used to affect the user; to mesmerize, to excite, to calm, and to heal.
Beckwith explores the ways perception and thought shape reality – activating the senses through an elemental language of light, sound, video projection and pulse. She creates spaces of embodied knowledge and connection.
Hart’s work is based in an exploration of pattern recognition, form, order, and balance. Motion is as much a subject as is its composition. He is concerned with the fragility, malleability, and resilience of consciousness.
Erel sees light as a material that constructs dynamic environments that oscillate between drawing, sculpture and architecture. The result unfolds micro scale events as otherworldly light drawings at an architectural scale.
Also included will be the work of the winning entries of the 2022 Immersive Arts for Health Student Design Competition, organized by the Jefferson Center of Immersive Arts for Health, a design, research, and academic initiative dedicated to studying the impact of dynamic and interactive art + design on healing.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 17, 2022 6–10 pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 17 - Saturday, November 19, 2022
PANEL DISCUSSI0N: Saturday, October 15, at HOT•BED Gallery at 6:00 pm.
An open discussion with the artists on their practices, and the research behind the exhibition.
Sponsored by the Jefferson Center of Immersive Arts for Health, and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce