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Meow Wolf’s Due Return starfield: EXPOSED!

One of the things I’ve been working on during my protracted absence from my blog is a computer-controlled field of stars for Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based artist collective known for their anarcho-utopian-egalitarian mass installations in various places throughout Santa Fe. The typical Meow Wolf show has more stuff by more people crammed into it than could ever really be absorbed.

They have a large show coming up at the Center for Contemporary Art that involves an interdimensional, time-travelling wooden ship, an interactive alien landscape, caverns, a number of performances (with up to sixty characters played by various MWers, I’m told), musical acts, dance parties, and a lounge.

And a 400-light, 48-circuit, computer-controlled field of glowing stars that blankets the whole spectacle, which will be in a perpetual nighttime state. That’s what I’ve been working on, along with sculptor Mat Crimmins.

Technical details? Including code? You bet! Details after the jump.
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Interview with Sarah McKenzie

Sarah McKenzie, Fixture, 2010, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Sarah McKenzie, Fixture, 2010, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

I love, love, love the work of painter Sarah McKenzie. Her painting is mostly about housing and construction, but never have wooden studs, unterminated wires and tyvek looked so luscious.

That interview with a Huffington Post blogger landed in my inbox this morning, courtesy of her mailing list. It’s worth a read if not for the images alone.

She has some prints on 20×200, too.

We have met the Rhizome, and it is YouTube.

My response to “Capitalism and Schizophrenia: A Thousand Plateaus” by Deleuze and Guattari, or, how I learned that dancing like Michael Jackson is extremely difficult, even for only 15 seconds.

(More about the Rhizome on wikipedia.)

Just sayin’

Left: a 100-ton steel cap BP hopes will temporarily contain the leaking oil well. Right: the crumbling concrete sarcophagus Soviet officials hoped would contain the radioactivity at chernobyl.