This workshop focuses on mixed-media techniques that combine sculpture and installation with video projection and controlled lighting. Students are encouraged to bring their own sculptural and installation practice into the workshop and to experiment with augmenting this practice with light. Participants gain exposure to software environments for rapid prototyping of projection mapping content, as well as electronic techniques for nuanced control of lighting for sculptural purposes.
Media & Techniques:
Students work with lighting, and rapid prototyping projection and electronics in conjunction with other media to better understand utilizing this technology to create dynamic and responsive installations and works.
Students learn methods for integrating video projection and controlled lighting into their own studio practices. There is also experimentation with microcontroller technologies, simple circuits, projections, and LED lighting to achieve atmospheric and directed effects. The workshop is structured to offer plenty of time for experimentation, group discussion, and one-on-one instruction.
Ali Momeni was born in Isfahan (Iran) and emigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley. Momeni Founded the ArtFab lab at Carnegie Mellon University, and has served as an assistant professor at various institutions around the US. Ali has exhibited work nationally and internationally.