Monday, February 17, 2014

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Image credit: Chris Landau, VECTOR EQUILIBRIA, Video still, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

VECTOR EQUILIBRIA, October 19-20, 7-9PM in University City, Philadelphia, PA

Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology, and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live compositions of Gene Coleman in University City during the 50th Anniversary of the Science Center and Design Philadelphia 2013 will entice us to recall Fuller's connection to Philadelphia. Dates: October 19 & 20, 2013 7-9PM Location: 34th and Market Streets. Live music will be played on the 19th (weather permitting). Recorded music will be presented on the 20th.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Knight Arts Challenge 2012 winners announced!

Sean Stoops / Animated Architecture is a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia award winner! Congratulations to all of the winners! Look for updates in the near future!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sean Stoops is one of 55 finalists for the Knight Arts Challenge 2012!

Sean Stoops / Animated Architecture project is a Knight Arts Challenge 2012 finalist! Look for updates in the spring about this exciting opportunity. Grant award recipients will be announced on Monday, April 23!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Animated Architecture: a site-specific video art project.

"Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Philadelphia Sites" is the working title for a proposed series of site-specific, outdoor/indoor video art events, usually held at night, screened at various Philadelphia buildings.
This engaging live video festival will use 3D projection mapping- a recent technology that "animates" stationary objects with immersive video (and sound/music). Spectators do not need special glasses for viewing, since the animations get processed by software to project a "video-skin" over exterior architectural surfaces, generating animated, 3D effects.
The projects are curated by Sean Stoops, who will select video/installation artists to work with, based on an open call and other research.
After agreeing with the artists and the City of Philadelphia on sites/buildings/spaces to be projected on, we will create site-specific video animations- initially testing with small projections and scale models and collaborating with software artists/programmers to eventually create the videos for full-size screening.