We Are All Made of Light
by Maja Petric
October 6 – December 1, 2018
Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Thursday/Friday, 12 – 7pm
Open through Saturday, December 1.
We Are All Made Of Light was an immersive art exhibition about our interconnectedness, created by Seattle-based artist Maja Petrić. The installation utilized interactive light, spatial sound, and artificial intelligence (AI) to create audiovisual trails of each visitor as they moved through the space. These personalized light sculptures accumulated as the exhibition progressed, emulating a constellation in which visitors were connected to one another through the past, present, and future. The installation created an immersive starscape, evoking the beauty of the universe and revealing the invisible ties between us and the rest of the world. We Are All Made Of Light also coincided with Seattle’s BOREALIS: a festival of light, debuting in October, 2018 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.
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.