IVAN TOTH DEPENA

Reflect

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Ivan Toth Depeña Designs “Reflection”
Permanent Public Art Installation for Stephen P. Clark Government Center Lobby

MIAMI, FL – Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation “Reflect” was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami on November 18, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.

This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,” said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. “It will energize the lobby and symbolize the County’s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.”

As a main stop in Miami’s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, Depeña uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the building’s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.

The basis of the project is a network of custom designed LED light boxes placed at specific locations throughout the lobby space. These light boxes interact and respond to the commuter’s movement and gesture via camera tracking, creating an energetic and vibrant artwork.

Custom software has been developed to complete Depeña’s vision and the LED nodes have been individually programmed to be the anchor of the work’s responsiveness and interactivity. Passers-by have their images captured by several infrared cameras; the installation’s software then abstracts that image in real time, displaying this abstraction on the light covered columns. The resulting image creates an ethereal mirror that testifies to the participation of the audience and the activity of the space.

The colorful lights of the installation also engage those beyond the lobby—as some columns face the public plaza—and the installation remains functioning even when there are no active participants, as the light panels retain the “memory” of users’ interactivity. This is a key element in the conceptual infrastructure of the installation. The “memory” gives the space added life and allows the community to be a part of the constantly evolving artwork. Sensitive enough to detect the difference between multiple and single users, the system will vary the output and scale of the display to the number of visitors, and the hues will change according to the time of day. All visitors experience the vibrancy of Depeña’s work and have the ability directly affect the piece or simply witness the patterns produced by other users, elaborating on the idea of time and memory in the space.
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source: archdaily

Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation “Reflect” was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami in November, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.

This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,” said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. “It will energize the lobby and symbolize the County’s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.”

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
As a main stop in Miami’s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, Depeña uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the building’s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
The basis of the project is a network of custom designed LED light boxes placed at specific locations throughout the lobby space. These light boxes interact and respond to the commuter’s movement and gesture via camera tracking, creating an energetic and vibrant artwork.

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
Custom software has been developed to complete Depeña’s vision and the LED nodes have been individually programmed to be the anchor of the work’s responsiveness and interactivity. Passers-by have their images captured by several infrared cameras; the installation’s software then abstracts that image in real time, displaying this abstraction on the light covered columns. The resulting image creates an ethereal mirror that testifies to the participation of the audience and the activity of the space.

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
The colorful lights of the installation also engage those beyond the lobby—as some columns face the public plaza—and the installation remains functioning even when there are no active participants, as the light panels retain the “memory” of users’ interactivity. This is a key element in the conceptual infrastructure of the installation. The “memory” gives the space added life and allows the community to be a part of the constantly evolving artwork. Sensitive enough to detect the difference between multiple and single users, the system will vary the output and scale of the display to the number of visitors, and the hues will change according to the time of day. All visitors experience the vibrancy of Depeña’s work and have the ability directly affect the piece or simply witness the patterns produced by other users, elaborating on the idea of time and memory in the space.

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
Funding for this project was generated from the West Lot Parking Garage, which is being overseen by the Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department. In collaboration with Internal Services Department, Art in Public Places opted to use funds generated from this parking garage to commission a public artwork in the more visible, Government Center Lobby, one of the key facilities to be served by the garage. The County Code provides the flexibility for APP funds generated by an eligible construction permit to be used in another government facility that may provide more public visibility for an artwork.

Courtesy of Ivan Toth Depeña
About Ivan Toth Depeña:

Ivan Toth Depeña is an artist and designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY and Miami, Florida. Ivan’s studio practice is based on his multi-disciplinary approach to envisioning work. With a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Depeña’s output as an artist is informed by his experience in art, architecture, technology and design. Combining many sources of media, technology, form and materials, Depeña seeks to blur boundaries and create work that exists within a new and amorphous hybrid of various creative disciplines.

His recent exhibitions include, “Big Screen Plaza” video screening in NY, NY, “Not the Usual Suspects: [New] Art in [New] Public Places” At the ArtCenter South Florida, “Aesthetics and Values 2011” at the Frost Museum in Miami, “Miami in Transition” at the Miami Art Museum and various group and solo exhibitions throughout the US. Ivan is the recipient of several grants including the “South Florida Visual + Media Artist Fellowship Grant” and is currently a finalist for the prestigious “Cintas Fellowship”. He has completed residencies at the “Atlantic Center for the Arts” in Florida and the “Digital Sculpture and Public Art residencies” at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
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การเคลื่อนไหวของผู้เข้าชม ถูกนำไปสร้างเป็นผลงานศิลปะแนว abstract อยู่บนฉากที่ติดกับผนัง ผลงานนี้ศิลปินชาวอเมริกัน ivan toth depena ผู้ก่อตั้ง airboat studio เป็นผู้ออกแบบให้กับล็อบบี้ของหน่วยงานของรัฐที่ชื่อ Stephen Clark ในเมืองไมอามี่ สหรัฐอเมริกา

การเปลี่ยนแปลงของภาพในฉากไม่เพียงเกิดจากการเคลื่อนไหวของผู้คนเท่านั้น สภาพแวดล้อมภายในอาคารจะถูกเก็บเป็นข้อมูล เพื่อนำมาประมวลผลเป็นภาพแสดงบนฉากในยามที่ไม่มีผู้คน

ผลงานนี้ได้ประกอบไปด้วยฉาก LED จำนวน 6 อัน ติดอยู่ที่ฝาผนังรอบๆ ล็อบบี้ มีกล้องอินฟราเรดทำหน้าที่เก็บเหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้นภายในล็อบบี้ เพื่อนำไปแสดงบนฉาก ภาพที่ปรากฏจะมีการเคลื่อนไหวสลับกันไป ขึ้นอยู่กับสภาพแวดล้อมในขณะนั้น เมื่อไม่มีคนอยู่ในล็อบบี้ โปรแกรมที่อยู่ภายในจะนำข้อมูลเก่ามาประมวลผลและแสดงเป็นภาพบนฉาก ให้เกิดเป็นภาพเคลื่อนไหวเสมือนมีผู้คนอยู่รายล้อม

ฉากเรืองแสงถูกอนุญาตให้ติดตั้งตามสถานที่สาธารณะต่างๆ ในเมืองไมอะมี่ เช่น ลานจอดรถ สถานีรถไฟฟ้า และสถานที่ราชการ ทำให้เกิดเป็นภาพสวยงามในยามค่ำคืน
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source: blogosferars

Tjedan prije Božića u Miamiju je postavljena stalna instalacija LED interaktivnih ogledala. Sistem ‘prepoznaje’ oblike i osobe pred sobom te shodno o onome što ‘vidi’ reproducira prikaz na svojim površinama.
Instalacija je postavljena na ulazu u metro u Miamiju, i to na glavnom ulazu u Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby. Svi posjetitelji moraju proći kraj ovih LED ogledala, a ako to požele mogu se i poigrati s njima.

CIjeli sistem sastavljen je od niza infracrvenih kamera te LED panela koji zajedno rezultiraju onime što vidite na fotografijama. Za ovaj uberkul projekt zaslužan je umjetnik imena i prezimena Ivan Toth Depeña koji je instalaciju predstavio u sklopu inicijative Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.