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LUCID STEAD: ARCHITECTURE AND CAMOUFLAGE

Phillip K. Smith III, visual producer graduate in Fine Arts and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, developed an istallation called Lucid Stead.

© Phillip K. Smith III

© Phillip K. Smith III

Making use of an abandoned cabin, he installed mirrors, LED lighting and electronic equipment to measure, scheduled with Arduino, to respond to certain actions. Lucid Stead has allowed the viewer to experience an enveloping character.

© Phillip K. Smith III

© Phillip K. Smith III

During the day, the structure reflects and refracts images of the terrain that surrounds it, creating a mirage; when the sun sets, the installation gradually changes its color, and geometric figures emerge before the desert darkness. Phillip K. Smith III says about his project: Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert.  When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you.  It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”

© Phillip K. Smith III

© Phillip K. Smith III

Thus, he looks to venture on innovation and exploration of new technologies, because in his opinion, keeps current on the art scene.


Source and images: Phillip K. Smith III


 

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