James Clar | Sustained Fireworks (2015)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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Sustained Fireworks

 
(2015)
LEDs, Frosted Glass, Computer Control
6.2m x 2.4m
 
A sustained, never-ending fireworks show. Perpetual explosions created using LED lights and generative software. The explosions fill the gaze of the viewer. They expand and fade out as the next one takes its place. The LEDs are mounted against the back wall and there is a large space between it and the diffused front glass, giving a sense of depth to the explosions.
 
The work is a large-scale visual spectacle. However, the spectacle has been extended and sustained indefinitely. It gives immediate aesthetic satisfaction but upon extended length viewings one might ponder the idea of visual numbness and media over-saturation.
 
Permanent Commission for Royal Caribbean, RCCL