joshua kery

Every Possible Utterance

Installation Design

EVENT

Live music, projected animation, and performance

WHEN

December, 2019

WHERE

MuseumLab, Pittsburgh PA

MY ROLE

Installation Design, Fabrication

VISUAL DESIGN TEAM

Dave Choi
Nick Diamant
Selina Lee
Katie Tender

TOOLS

Rhino, woodshop

OVERVIEW

A site-specific music, art, engineering, and performance exhibition by graduate and undergraduate students from Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology (IDeATe) network.

My team designed and developed the tower and projection mapping surrounding live musicians in the second half of the exhibition.

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DESIGN

I designed and led the fabrication of the 10' tall frames surrounding the musicians.

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Our team live mixed a collection of previously created animations with real-time 3D avatars, puppeteered behind-the-curtain by Nick Diamant:

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Featured animations were created by the visual design team and our peers in Animation Studio.

EVENT DETAILS

Every Possible Utterance was produced through the collaboration of Exploded Ensemble, Animation Studio, and Activating the Body: Physical Computing and Technology in Performance (all Fall 2019).

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The event's theme is based upon Jorge Louis Borges’ short story “The Library of Babel,” prompting a search for the possibility of meaning in randomness and the power of infinity.

The first half of the experience featured exploration and interaction, with sculptures, roving musicians, and performers from Exploded Ensemble and Activating the Body.

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Audience members were invited to don 3D glasses in anticipation of the second half.

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The second half presented projection art in concert with a live musical performance in MuseumLab's Assembly Hall.

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This exhibition was made possible by generous support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and CMU IDeATe at Carnegie Mellon University along with partners at MuseumLab.

Photographs courtesy of Sally Maxon and Christina Brown.