Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Eden Forest is a fully interactive Augmented Reality project using Aurasma. The print is composited from photographs and gesture drawings in in the Hudson Valley, alongside a small muddy stream.
Use the QR code to download and preview the Augmented Reality. The work reveals the forest, the organic miscroscopic life, and excerpts from the video "Eden Waters" with music by Bob Gluck (vocals by Zoe Zak)
In this small version only the forest may be visible - come to an exhibition to see the 54" version with multiple layers of interactivity!(or - if you have a large screen you may be able to see more by moving in a bit closer)
Posted by Cynthia Beth Rubin at 7:44 AM
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Videos, Photographs, and Sounds are hidden within Eden Waters
- download the Aurasma app for your smart phone or tablet
Scan the QR code
- Make Eden Waters image full screen
- Point to Eden Waters image on your screen!
This image is extracted from the video in progress:
|an example of what you will see with Aurasma|
And more examples below
Posted by Cynthia Beth Rubin at 8:11 PM
Imagine life as a microscopic aquatic creature in the season of beginnings. Eden Waters is digitally composited from manipulated video captures of life in fresh water taken from a muddy stream in the Hudson Valley, in June, 2013, just as the ground and waters began to warm. The layers of teaming life represent represent the emergence of life in the early spring of our Earth. They also simulate the imagined experience of swimming through the water, as well as the artist’s own experience of focusing through the microscope, going from mud to discovering amazing lifeforms, to later viewing only bacteria as the freshwater plankton disappeared in the warmth of the laboratory. The work was begun during the "Art Kibbutz" artist residency. The actual video micro-captures were done in the lab with small drops of water from the source. All imagery was found, digitized, and modified by Cynthia Beth Rubin.
The water samples used in this video are from Camp Eden Village in Putnam Valley, New York. The work was begun during the "Art Kibbutz" artist residency. Music by Bob Gluck. Vocals by Zoe Zak.
Posted by Cynthia Beth Rubin at 7:54 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|Medieval Plankton and the Four Humors|
Thanks to the Oxford Gallery of Rochester NY for inspiring this image. Each year the gallery director, James Hall, comes up with a challenge for the gallery artists. This year he challenged us to work with the theme of the Four Humors.
Because the idea of the Four Humors stems from early medicine, I turned to a Medieval Hebrew Manuscript as a source of inspiration, mixing the motifs of the era with my own captures of plankton. Of particular interest was the way in the plankton became to take on the character of the medieval decorative faces - the same lifelike haunting spirituality of the Middle Ages.
|Bible by JOSHUA BAR ABRAHAM IBN GAON, Spain, 1310|
Calendar of festivals Bibliothèque Nationale ms Hebr. 21 Folio 4v
Posted by Cynthia Beth Rubin at 8:06 PM