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Reflecting Pool

Thursday, December 7, 2017–Thursday, January 4, 2018 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Thursday nights 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery, Black Box

Included with museum admission.


Linger by Reflecting Pool, an interactive artwork that generates ever-changing images that emerge from video feedback and respond to slow, Tai Chi-style motions.

Hold both hands, palms down, about two feet above the gesture sensor. Tilt your hands to zoom in, or move them sideways to rotate the kaleidoscope. Moving one hand up and other down creates swirls; two fists reset the image. From time to time, rest your hands at your sides to allow the pool to settle and images to form.

Los Angeles artist Ken Salter has been at the frontier of entertainment technology and art for over 25 years. With engineering degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA, he has numerous patents on theme park ride and entertainment technology. Salter has been interested in fractals and emergence since 2000, and views reality from a systems perspective. He is particularly interested in the nature of consciousness as an emergent phenomenon.
ken-salter.com