Species Encounter: Dive in! at GLOW: A festival of Light

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Date: October 17, 2014 07:00pm — 10:00pm
Categories: Exhibitions & Presentations
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
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Species Encounter: Dive In! is an interactive multimedia installation, which comprises a large shadow theatre, a series of animal shapes and a video projection. The public is invited to move the shapes as the video is projected from behind the screen.

The installation is an allegory for the plastic we consume ending up invading the seas and oceans, being absorbed and eaten by many different marine species and threatening them. The animal shapes (including harbor seals, sperm whale, leatherback sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, lantern fish, opah, dolphins) are made of recyclable cardboard. The center of each shape is filled with recycled transparent plastic packaging.

The installation was originally created by Michele Guieu and became a collaborative work with Drew Detweiler bringing the interactive video component to the project. The projection is generated from drawings and video footage combined together to create an ever changing underwater-scape.

GLOW A FESTIVAL of LIGHT at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Friday October 17th 2014, 7-10PM

The museum will be electrified with glowing dances, laser magic tricks, projections, LED sculptures, interactive digital art and giant shadow puppets. Explore a blacklight activity room full of crafts, glowing face paint and body art tattoos. Learn about why things glow with UCSC scientists and glow in the dark with friends and family.

Cost: $10 General Admission $5 Members

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