Morning Glory, An Art & Technology Exhibit by Seemen’s Kal Spelletich in Benicia, California

Morning Glory

Kal Spelletich, the founder of interactive machine art performance collective Seemen, is the current Artist in Residence at the Arts Benicia and his new art and technology exhibit “Morning Glory” is open to view now (Facebook event page).

He says about the project:

I built an interactive installation using robotics, sensors, video, audio and local found objects. I composed a functioning composition in the gallery using technology and locally sourced materials. There is a “Vine” stretched across the room, with a robotic arm playing it controlled by the viewer’s aura, or the robots react from sensory experience and input not a computer brain, hence they are run by the audience by touch, sound, wind, heartbeat, etc.; a new way to instill consciousness.

I am interested in work that encourages dialogical interaction and confronts complex issues concerning identity, agency, responsibility, and the many varieties of communication. To explore new forms of interpersonal communication through touch, force-feedback technology, intimacy, social interaction via technology, machines, robots, fear play, human and animal interaction, rite of passage and empowerment.

I propose to crowd-source public fields of energy. To harvest human energy and tap into the power of intention. To use the public as a tuning fork. To explore a variety of experimental approaches for the investigation of unexplained phenomena that might help to enlarge our scientific view of the world. Can technology do spiritual work? Can technology get us back in touch with a deeper level?

Opening Reception: Saturday August 3, 7:00-9:00 PM

Artist Talk: Saturday August 10, 1:00-3:00 PM

Family Art Day: Sunday August 11, 1:00-3:00 PM

Research & Survival in the Arts: Sunday August 18, 1:00-5:00 PM

ABAiR artist Kal Spelletich’s installation is on view from August 1 to August 18th, Thursday-Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff