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This dynamic artwork produces ever-changing, mandala-like light patterns that are synchronized to ambient sounds. The fluctuating, animated light rays range from intense spectral colors to subtle pastels. A sequence of patterns repeats, but when you make sound—talk, sing, clap—the preprogrammed patterns are interrupted as the lights respond with non-repeating, complex variations of the colors and patterns.

On view in Glow: Discover the Art of Light, November 17, 2022–January 29, 2023.

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Artist: Craig Newswanger

Craig Newswanger (Resonance Studio) is an optical engineering innovator, inventor, and expert in optical holography and 3-D imaging technologies. He also has a background in film and video as well as special effects. Craig has designed and produced projects in lighting, sound, imaging, digital interfaces, electronics, woodworking, and photography. He is based in Oakland, California.

Resonance Studio is a member of the Immersive Arts Alliance in Berkeley, California.