Olafur Eliasson: Light Graffiti @ TATE

28 July – 23 September 2012: TATE Modern, London
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/olafur-eliasson-little-sun

Light Graffiti: a collaboration with BBC Research & Development and Tate Modern, in which visitors could paint graffiti with a Little Sun lamp, and have their uploaded to the web for viewing and download.

As Project Manager of AV I acted as primary liaison between the various departments of TATE Modern and BBC R&D:

  • TATE Facilites: wall & plinth construction; power distribution; lighting
  • TATE Multimedia: acquisition and installation of plasma screens, Mac Minis, kiosk iMac
  • TATE I.T.: secure intranet and internet connections
  • BBC R&D: reliable video and data communications between Light Painting Room and Level 2 Concourse

Other responsibilities:

  • Writing scripts for all computers to ensure reliable operation, and ease of re-starting in the event of a system failure
  • Briefing TATE management on the scope of the project
  • Training TATE staff on the operation and troubleshooting
  • Ongoing tech support via phone, or online via Apple Remote Desktop and Team Viewer

Technical:

  • Light Graffiti capture via HD camera to Apple Mac Pro
  • Custom capture application designed by BBC R&D and Studio Olafur Eliasson
  • Mirror of live Light Graffiti capture sent to LCD screen on Level 2 concourse
  • Each captured Light Graffiti is uploaded to server, which propagates the WebGL sun
  • WebGL sun displayed on second LCD screen on concourse
  • Locked down web kiosk for TATE, BBC R&D and Little Sun sites

 

LITTLE SUN @ TATE: OLAFUR ELIASSON

LITTLE SUN: TATE CONCOURSE

LITTLE SUN @ TATE

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