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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Soundwave Festival's 'Illuminated Forest' Sees Final Performances Friday

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 10:36 AM

A sketch of the Illuminated Forest
  • A sketch of the Illuminated Forest
Video art. Interactive sound. Live performances. All in a high-tech "Illuminated Forest" that only truly comes alive when humans enter. (Yes, it knows when humans enter.) This is the Soundwave Festival's Illuminated Forest exhibit -- a so-called "multimedia exhibit and reactive performance space" at the Lab.

The interactive forest itself was created by four artists, each of whom worked on a different aspect, from the painted branches (cut by S.F. Rec and Park), video, sound, and fabric. The aim, according to the organizers, is to deconstruct human relationships with the world, to illustrate for those who experience it how interconnected humans are to the planet.

The forest is also a performance space. On Friday, two days before it comes down, the Lab will see musical performances by Extraordinary Forest, French composer Geraud Bec, and a collaboration between Japanese sound artist Takahiro Kawaguchi and S.F. artist [ruidobello].

A closing reception for the forest will be held on Saturday; the exhibit comes down Sunday. So this week is your last chance to experience the Illuminated Forest.

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