"The Shaping Grows and Other Works" by Semiconductor

Ongoing through September 30, 2013

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

April 17–September 30, 2013
In the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

This mini-retrospective of work by internationally renowned British-based media artists and Exploratorium Artists-in-Residence Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) explores the material nature of our world and how we experience it.

The Shaping Grows (2011) animates mineral crystal formations to provide a window into the intricate makeup of the physical world. Seismic data of recent earthquake activity from around the world is converted into a sound-scape of the Earth in a state of flux. The Shaping Grows was originally commissioned by Swarovski for the Digital Crystal exhibition at the Design Museum, London.

Three other short films will also be screened. 20Hz (2011)creates complex aural and visual patterns from a geo-magnetic storm and was co-commissioned by Arts Santa Monica and Lighthouse, supported by the British Council. Black Rain (2009 tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and was originally commissioned by Animasivo Mexico City. Magnetic Movie (2007) reveals the secret lives of invisible magnetic fields, and was an Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.