Another Moon by Kimchi & Chips
Hours and dates
- Oct 27 from 10:30 to 12:00
Elliot Woods (UK) is a digital media artist from Manchester UK.
He graduated with a Masters from the School of Physics and Astronomy and entered the arts following the founding of studio Kimchi and Chips in 2009 where he currently tests alternative relationships between images and reality. Here he participates in conceptual and technical design of projects, and develops techniques in computer vision, machine learning and robotics. His works reveal the implicit nature of systems therein suggesting to audiences revelatory experiences about nature and reality. He has created large scale light field art installations which draw floating images of the sun out of sunlight, or moons from 600 calibrated projector beams. Elliot has contributed to the openFrameworks and VVVV creative coding platforms and has released over 100 open source libraries for free on GitHub.
Workshops and MasterclassesMeasure and scale : From simulations to spectacles and back again
Elliot will give an overview of the technical systems of Kimchi and Chips’ Another Moon : A network of 40 towers that collect sunlight during the day and then project calibrated laser light back into the sky to form a second moon in the sky. The project incorporates mathematical systems, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering and network engineering. The first half of the lecture will focus on the hardware systems, and the second half will focus on ‘Non linear fitting’ : a set of machine learning systems that can be used to calibrate, measure and control artworks accurately. This technique is used in almost all of Kimchi and Chips artworks to create an additional layer of intention and finesse to their work.