Casey Reas, "Chronograph," 2011

Casey Reas
"Chronograph," 2011
Permanent site-specific digital mural commission for the New World Symphony, Miami
Generative animation
Custom software, computer

Casey Reas and Tal Rosner collaborated to create "Chronograph", a site-specific software mural for the Frank Gehry-designed home of the New World Symphony in Miami.

Created for the building's 7,000-square-foot exterior projection wall, this large-scale installation takes its inspiration directly from the new building and the surrounding historical art deco neighborhood of Miami Beach. Based on thousands of photographs taken over the course of the construction of the new building and images of local architecture, the ever-changing mural shifts between the recognizable and the abstract, animating and creating new forms on the building's surface.

Using the same visual source material, the mural is punctuated by hourly videographic events marking the top of each hour, achieved by altering aspects of the work's choreography - detail, pacing, palette, rhythm, geometry, and pattern. Custom-written software creates not only create hourly cycles, but generate an ever-changing visual experience over time for new and repeat visitors.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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