hydrodome

A 20 foot diameter, 12 foot tall geodesic dome acts as the interface to digital video of the textures and colors of light reflecting off the surface of water in nature.

hydrodome

2016 | 147" x 240" x 240" | wood, hardware, thermoplastic, two-channel digital video projection

Digital video footage of light reflecting off the surface of water fills this geodesic dome screen. The architecture of the screen stretches and distorts the images.

hydrodome - Prichard Art Gallery

2016
150" x 240" x 240"
wood, hardware, thermoplastic, digital media

Digital video footage of light reflecting off of water in nature is projected onto a geodesic dome screen. The translucent skin of the dome captures the video projections while allowing light to filter into the center of the structure. The geodesic architecture of the screen stretches and distorts the footage. A series of video clips between 2-3 minutes in length display the textures and colors of a variety of locations- most of which are sites that humanity has created or had a heavy hand in redesigning. At these places (behind dams, in dredged ports, or in irrigation canals), new ecosystems have developed along with new ecologies.

Memories are faded and distorted. The timelessness of water's motion is tempered by the uniqueness of a moment.

hydrodome (phase II: integrated research)

Hydrodome is primarily an interface to information. Initially, the surface of the dome was filled with imagery of light reflecting off of water in nature. As a pilot-program, researchers from University of Idaho were invited to submit video footage gathered through their experiments for the artist to curate. The footage seen here was submitted by researchers in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences in the College of Natural Resources at University of Idaho headed by Kara Yedinak, PhD.

hydrodome - a rear and front projection screen

Images can be viewed from both inside and around the outside perimeter of the 20 foot diameter dome.

hydrodome -detail

Seen here- digital video footage of the sunset reflecting off a lake.

hydrodome

The dome can be adapted to any space. Here, in University of Idaho - Moscow's Prichard Art Gallery, a column absorbed into the structure.

hydrodome - exterior side view

Here, images captured of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana illuminates the dome.

hydrodome - side view

Light reflects off the surface of the dome and scatters across the nearby wall.