We Are All Made of Light

We Are All Made of Light
by Maja Petric

Open Studio: September 4th – October 4th, 2018
Exhibition Opening: October 5th from 7-9pm
Exhibition: October 6th - November 21st, 2018
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 18th

We Are All Made Of Light is an immersive art exhibition about our interconnectedness, created by Seattle-based artist Maja Petric. The installation utilizes interactive light, spatial sound, and artificial intelligence (AI) to create audiovisual trails of each person’s presence in the studio, meshing it with trails of other visitors from the past, present, and future. This exhibition also coincides with Seattle’s Borealis: a Festival of Light, debuting in October in South Lake Union and across Seattle.

The technological components of We Are All Made Of Light are developed by Microsoft Principal Researcher Mihai Jalobeanu with sound composition by James Wenlock.

This project is made possible through the support of MadArt, 4Culture, University of Washington Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), and University of Washington School of Drama.


Artist & Project Contributor bios:

Maja Petric holds a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington and a master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University on the topic of transforming the poetic experience of space through the experimental use of technology and lighting. She has exhibited internationally and been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. https://www.majapetric.com

Mihai Jalobeanu holds a Ph.D. in AI and Robotics. He has been working for more than 20 years in software development, including developing autonomous intelligent systems that feature various aspects of robotics – control, perception, machine learning, software design, and interaction.

James Wenlock is a composer and software developer studying Computational Auricular Acoustics at the University of Washington. His research focuses primarily on spatialized audio and brain controller interfaces for musical expression.