Opening OtHA SummerFest 2018 is the world premiere of the multimedia art installation Ouroboros. (This installation will be housed at the CSU Curfman Gallery through September 2018.) Combining real-time NASA satellite data and imagery sourced by the artists Kate Doyle and Chris Clay, Ouroboros is a self-contained walk-through sculpture made of interconnected chambers. With video projections, stills, and sounds from earth and space, the visitor will encounter real-time-generated light forms depicting Earth’s climate systems, its atmosphere, and ocean currents. The imagery is created by data visualizations from NASA and the artists’ own pictorial work, using stylized animations and impressionistic images.
This project brings together science and art by using imagery generated by actual satellite data as a foundation, merging with the artists’ own video and still visualization to create an aesthetic experience. Can science and visual art be combined to demonstrate the interconnectedness of Earth systems and their delicate balance?