Sam Stubblefield

Sam bio

Sam Stubblefield combines traditional artistic mediums with architecture, film, sound, live data, and things digital, with the self-described goal of creating a more interesting life for anyone that happens to come across his work. He also uses his work to explore how everyday life connects to natural and unnatural phenomena, and how human behaviors connect to specific possible futures. Stubblefield has created installations for Amazon, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, London Olympics, and Centre Pompidou. Stubblefield is also an instructor at Experience Institute, the instigator of NOT ART organization, a musician, and founder of a future-focused incubator with an interest in the internet as a material within fine art and architecture.

Sam magnet

Portfolio of Possibilities, 2016

In collaboration with Mark Zirpel & Amie McNeel

Mixed media

In the spring and summer of 2016, Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and Sam Stubblefield transformed MadArt Studio into a laboratory for kinetic sculpture. Experimenting with different materials, they investigated the dynamic relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. The studio became a multisensory and multidisciplinary exploration of buoyancy, gravity, kinetics, vibration, repetition, and scale. Visitors were encouraged to stop by and explore the exhibit during all phases of creation and completion.

McNeel and Zirpel are contemporary, multi-media sculptors who combine traditional processes with new technologies. Their work was augmented by artist Sam Stubblefield, who used movement sensors and live data to create a conversation between the objects, viewers, and the world around them.

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