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NextFab Member Chris Landau Pays Homage to Buckminster Fuller in "Vector Equilibria"

Posted by Tracy McCarthy

Oct 17, 2013 10:39:00 AM

On October 19th and 20th from 7-9pm, Philadelphia artist, designer, and NextFab member Chris Landau will be projecting his abstract video installations entitled "Vector Equilibria" outside the University City Science Center on the east façade of 3440 Market Street.  It's all a part of the Knights Arts Grantee project "Animated Architecture" -- a festival of site-specific, indoor/outdoor video art events screened at various buildings around Philly.


A concept view for "Vector Equilibria"

Curated by Sean Stoops and in musical collaboration with composer Gene Coleman, the live video project celebrates the 50th anniversary of the University City Science Center.   Landau's muse and inspiration: Buckminster Fuller; the American architect, inventor, and futurist, whose scientific contributions are vast and prolific (he famously patented the geodesic dome.)  "Vector Equilibria" is tribute to Fuller's influence on modern-day science and technology, and audience members are reminded of Fuller's connection to the Science Center, as he was a World Fellow in Residence during the 70's and 80's.


Spherical, faceted forms are emphasized in "Vector Equilibria", a tribute to the great scientist Buckminster Fuller

The live projection of the video animation will be help on both evenings; however, a live three-piece musical ensemble will accompany the video playing Coleman's original compositions on October 19th, only.  (The October 20th viewing will have continuous playback of the recorded sound.)  So free up your night, grab a few friends, and remember the great Buckminster Fuller, whose brilliant mind foresight changed the way we live forever.


Unversity City Science Center is located at 3711 Market St., Philadelphia;;

Topics: video installation


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