Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

Dichroic Wade

Glass and acrylic tiles reflect colored light on the gallery walls.

The interactive artwork Dichroic Wade responds to human presence and weather conditions in the San Francisco Bay to create a kaleidoscope of colored light on the gallery walls. The light is manipulated in a painterly way. It is also a means to evoke the sensation of light reflecting from the surface of water currents. Approaching the work creates a tremor in the glass tiles and reflections of light. This is overlaid on a turbulence of movement driven by streamed San Francisco wind data. The work provides a distinctive, conceptually integrated, visual form to the data networks that surround us, and an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world.

Jen Seevinck
Artist, lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia