Seventeen SCAD Atlanta students from seven majors enrolled in Animation, Motion Media, Sculpture, and Visual Effects classes created a joint installation show entitled “Dream Machines” at the end of Winter quarter 2012. Inspired by the work of pioneering experimental video artist, Brion Gyson, students created VJ segments, technological gizmos, and fine arts-oriented projections to convert Event Space 4C into an immersive light show environment, attended by over 200 guests. Expanding on Professor Sandro Imperato’s existing course, Alternative Methods in Motion Media Design (MOME 760), Professors Steve Jarvis, Clarke Stallworth, and Becky Wible Searles coordinated their respective courses — Technology in Sculpture (SCPT 315), Digital Fine Art (VSFX 321), and Experimental Animation (ANIM 426/764) — with Imperato to jointly develop and promote the show. All four professors are on board to collaborate on a second annual show for Winter 2013.
Left Above: David Howard (ANIM) helps Maria DelCastillo (MOME) set up her experimental animation installation before the show. Right Above: Rose M Barron (PHOT) coaches her actors before her Motion Media installation performance piece. (Photos by Jimmy Searles)
Left Above: Dan Wegendt (MOME) VJs in his over-sized self portrait cartoon head. Right Above: John-Michael Kirkconnell (ANIM) demonstrates his hand-cranked experimental animation gizmo. (Left photo by JImmy Searles; Right photo by Jeff Roffman Photography, LLC)
Above Left: MOME VJ show in progress. (Photo by Jimmy Searles)
Above Right: Meredith Lear’s (PNTG) “Smart Quilt” featuring arduino interactive sensors. (Photo by Becky Wible Searles)