David Bowen

tele-present wind & 5twigs at EDEN PROJECT

15.06.2019 - 02.10.2019

Eden Project
Cornwall (UK)

tele-present wind - 2018 - This installation consists of a series of 126 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

5twigs - 2017 - This installation consists of 5 found twigs that were three dimensionally scanned and then printed in translucent plastic. Each original twig was then mounted in opposition to its artificial counterpart.

EDEN PROJECT

tele-present wind at New Media Gallery

21.06.2019 - 29.09.2019

New Media Gallery
Vancouver (CA)

tele-present wind - 2019 - This installation consists of a series of 84 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

New Media Gallery

Cloud Piano in CYBERNETIC CONSCIOUSNESS [?] QUANTUM HORIZON

27.03.2019 - 19.05.2019

Itau Cultural
São Paulo (BR)

cloud piano (2014) plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at the sky captures video of the clouds. Custom software uses the video of the clouds in real-time to articulate a robotic device that presses the corresponding keys on the piano. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move across the sky and change shape. The resulting sound is generated from the unique key patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky.

http://www.itaucultural.org.br
http://www.dwbowen.com/cloud-piano

Data driven kinetic sculpture

02.11.2018 - 02.11.2018

KIKK Conferences - Species and beyond
Palais des congrès, Namur (B)

Using intersections between natural and mechanical systems, David Bowen produces unique relationships within his sculpture and installation. With robotics, custom software, sensors, tele-presence and data, he constructs devices and situations that are set in motion to interface with the physical and virtual world. The devices he constructs often play both the roles of observer and creator, providing limited and mechanical perspectives of dynamic situations and living systems. These devices and situations create a dissonance that leads to an incalculable changeable situation resulting in unpredictable outcomes. The phenomenological outputs are collaborations between the natural form or function, the mechanism and the artist.

KIKK Conferences

tele-present wind 2018

01.11.2018 - 04.11.2018

KIKK Festival - Species and Beyond
Namur (B)

tele-present wind, 2018 by David Bowen consists of a series of 126 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows, it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore, the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

KIKK Festival

flyAI at Przemiany Festival - ‘Civilization of Algorithms’

13.09.2018 - 16.09.2018

Copernicus Science Centre
Warsaw (PL)

FlyAI creates a situation where the fate of a colony of living houseflies is determined by the accuracy of artificial intelligence software. The installation uses the TensorFlow machine learning image recognition library to classify images of live houseflies. As the flies fly and land in front of a camera, their image is captured. The captured image is classified by the image recognition software and a list of guessed items is ranked 1 through 5. Each of the items is assigned a percentage based on how likely the software thinks that the listed item is what it sees. If “fly” is ranked number 1 on the list, a pump delivers water and nutrients to the colony based on the percentage of the ranking. If “fly” is not ranked number 1 the pump does not deliver water and nutrients to the colony. The system is setup to run indefinitely with an indeterminate outcome.

Przemiany Festival 2018

tele-present water in 1 2 3 DATA

03.05.2018 - 07.10.2018

La Fondation EDF
Paris (F)

tele-present water - 2011 draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication

http://www.123data.paris
https://fondation.edf.com/fr/expositions/1-2-3

David Bowen - what the work knows

15.01.2018

Publication
McKnight Foundation

The publication 'what the work knows' was produced by the McKnight Foundation in conjunction with a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship which David Bowen received in 2015.

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5TWIG & 24 LEAVES

16.01.2018 - 04.03.2018

Stream Capture - Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery,
Minneapolis (US)

5twigs consists of 5 found twigs that were three dimensionally scanned and then printed in translucent plastic. Each original twig was then mounted in opposition to its artificial counterpart.
24 leaves uses muscle wire to make each leaf subtly bend in unison when the viewer pushes a toggle switch.

David Bowen
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery

PROTOTIPOAK 2018: tele-present wind (expanded)

30.05.2018 - 16.09.2018

Azkuna Zentroa
Bilbao

The expanded version of tele-present wind  by David Bowen consists of a series of 126 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore, the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

Tele-present water

15.12.2017 - 15.04.2018

Aesthetics of Change - MAK
Vienna (AT)

tele-present water  draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected and updated from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 51003. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location.

David Bowen
MAK

David Bowen - Biennale Némo

09.12.2017 - 04.03.2018

Le 104 - Les Faits du Hasard
Paris (F)

tele-present wind - 2011
This installation consists of a series of 42 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

Biennale Némo
Le Centquatre
David Bowen

David Bowen - infrared drawing device

07.10.2017 - 03.02.2018

Beall Center for Art + Technology
Los Angeles (USA)

infrared drawing device, 2003 by David Bowen uses four infrared sensors to detect people as they move in front of it. The sensors are programmed to move a drawing arm in real time creating a charcoal drawing based on a participants' movements.

Beall Center for Art + Technology

Ars Electronica 2017 - Artificial Intelligence - The Other I

07.09.2017 - 11.09.2017

POSTCITY
Linz (AT)

David Bowen, flyAI - 2016
This installation creates a situation where the fate of a colony of living houseflies is determined by the accuracy of artificial-intelligence software.

Ars Electronica

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D'Days Paris

02.05.2017 - 14.05.2017

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris (F)

'Submersion : Exploration en eaux profondes' with 46º41'58.365" lat. -91º59'49.0128" long. @ 30m  by David Bowen at D'Days, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (F)

BIG BANG DATA

07.04.2017 - 14.08.2017

Dox, Centre for Contemporary Art
Prague (CZ)

tele-present water  by David Bowen is featured in Big Bang DataThis installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. 

DOX Prague
David Bowen

RE-EMBODIED: FROM INFORMATION TO SCULPTURE

12.01.2017 - 09.04.2017

Telfair Museums, Jepson Center
Savannah (US)

water surface and 46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m  by David Bowen are included in Re-embodied: From Information to Sculpture a group exhibition at the Telfair Museum in Savannah (US).

Moths, Crabs, Fluids

22.10.2016 - 30.11.2016

WRO Art Center at Griffin Art Space
The Koszyki Hall, Warsaw (PL)

tele-present water draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object possible through direct communication.

Griffin Art Space

WRO Art Center

David Bowen

CODE_n

20.09.2016 - 22.09.2016

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe (D)

tele-present water by David Bowen is included in CODE-n at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (D)

Borders & Projections

12.10.2016 - 10.11.2016

Festival accès)s(
Pau (F)

landscape #1 and 46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen are on view in 'Borders & Projections', a group exhibition at Festival accès)s( in Pau (F).

Eco Expanded City

01.09.2016 - 31.10.2016

WRO Center
Koszyki Hall, Warsaw (PL)

Eco Expanded City is an exhibition-cum-workshop project, combining a series of shows and events, exploring imagined and real, past, historical and potential relationships among society, art, nature and technology as they are rendered in artistic and design practices, revealing their mutual interpenetrations and interdependences.

telepresent water by David Bowen is featured in Eco Expanded City, a group exhibition organized by WRO Center and taking place at Koszyki Hall, Warsaw.

Power to change - 20th Anniversary Japan Media Arts Festival

15.10.2016 - 06.11.2016

Japan Media Arts Festival
3331Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo (JP)

David Bowen - growth modeling device - 2009
This system uses lasers to scan an onion plant from one of three angles. As the plant is scanned a fuse deposition modeler in real-time creates a plastic model based on the information collected. The device repeats this process every twenty-four hours scanning from a different angle. After a new model is produced the system advances a conveyor approximately 17 inches so the cycle can repeat. The result is a series of plastic models illustrating the growth of the plant from three different angles. 

Japan Media Arts Festival - 20th Anniversary Exhibition

MU - 'Weather or Not' group exhibition

01.07.2016 - 25.09.2016

MU
Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S), Eindhoven (NL)

Sun, wind and rain enter the exhibition space in unexpected, poetic ways. Measurements and weather in uences are translated into images, movement and sound. The weather becomes something more personal, more tangible. As our amazement grows, so does the feeling of human insigni dance versus the complexity and unpredictability of the climate system: we set things in motion but we clearly can’t oversee the consequences. Meanwhile, come rain or shine, MU continues to keep a weather eye on any relevant developments!

Weather or Not

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David Bowen at The Mattress Factory

20.05.2016 - 12.02.2017

The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art
Factory Installed @ 1414 Monterey Street, Pittsburgh (US)

The twigs in the SPACEJUNK installation by David Bowen point in unison in the direction of the oldest piece of human made space debris currently above the horizon. The debris being tracked are spent rocket bodies, parts from broken satellites and wayward tools launched in missions as far back as 1959. When the piece of debris being tracked drops below the installation’s horizon the twigs go to a rested downward pointing position an await the next debris to appear. The composition of the installation is continually changing as it tracks the oldest discarded objects orbiting the earth that enter its point of view.

The Mattress Factory

New Acquisition: tele-present water

09.02.2016

ZKM
Karlsruhe (D)

ZKM acquired the installation tele-present water by David Bowen for the permanent collection.

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46°41'58.365" LAT. -91°59'49.0128" LONG. @ 30M

17.02.2016 - 02.04.2016

Inter/Access
Toronto (CA)

46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen refers to the source location where the water surface data was collected for this series. An autonomous aerial vehicle hovering 30 meters above the surface of Lake Superior scanned the water. For this series of five, the vehicle was deployed to the same location on different days and in different weather conditions. The collected data was used to carve a series of cylindrical three-dimensional models in clear acrylic with a CNC router. This process captured the dynamic movements of the waves and ripples from a specific time and location and suspended this ever-changing water pattern into a static transparent form.

Inter/Access

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BOZAR ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL 2015

08.10.2015 - 18.10.2015

BOZAR
Brussels (B)

WYSIWYG? OR WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET?!

Media Arts Exhibition

Digital or analog? New or old technologies? How does the medium affect the way reality is perceived and represented ? How do we want to perceive reality or how can we? Real and virtual reality, facts and fiction are today inseparable. There are unlimited possibilities for the creation of images. Within the context of art and technology we re-examine the essence of representation and perception, and this by means of creating immersive , interactive and kinetic works. The selected installations approach in different ways the relationships between registration and medium, projection and content, perception and interpretation.

BEAF15

BOZAR

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TELE-PRESENT WATER IN 'BIG BANG DATA'

14.03.2015 - 24.05.2015

FUNDACION TELEFONICA
MADRID (ES)

This installation, tele-present water by David Bowen draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from a buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication.

Fundación Telefonica / Big Bang Data

46°41'58.365" LAT. -91°59'49.0128" LONG. @ 30M

02.01.2015 - 31.01.2016

Beyond the Buzz, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis (US)

46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen refers to the source location where the water surface data was collected for this series. An autonomous aerial vehicle hovering 30 meters above the surface of Lake Superior scanned the water. For this series of five, the vehicle was deployed to the same location on different days and in different weather conditions. The collected data was used to carve a series of cylindrical three-dimensional models in clear acrylic with a CNC router. This process captured the dynamic movements of the waves and ripples from a specific time and location and suspended this ever-changing water pattern into a static transparent form.

Beyond The Buzz

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