DPS Commercial Showcases Integration of Light and Video Display Based on Artist’s Vision of the Milky Way Galaxy
DPS Commercial Partners with San Jose Museum of Art on Installation by Diana Thater
Integration of Light and Video Display Based on Artist’s Vision of the Milky Way Galaxy
Burbank, CA, April 21, 2015: DPS Commercial, the commercial integration industry’s premier lighting and production services company, announces a new project for the San Jose Museum of Art: an installation of the work of internationally recognized artist Diana Thater.
San Jose Museum of Art commissioned Thater to create new work based on her research and interest in the Milky Way galaxy. DPS Commercial was chosen to work hand in hand with the museum and the artist to create a video system to best display the artist’s work. DPS Commercial used a BrightSign HD digital signage engine to deliver flawless HD images to an array of 46” LED monitors, which were donated to the Museum by Samsung Seminconductor, Inc. Premier Mounts modular video wall mounts were used to deliver two striking 3×3 video walls capturing every nuance created by the artist. Remarked Thater regarding the installation “I was really pleased with the clean installation, which was flawlessly done. I love the final result”.
This exhibition is the fourth in SJMA’s ongoing series “Beta Space.” Like the legendary Silicon Valley garage, “Beta Space” serves as an experimental laboratory for artists, collaborative ventures, and catalytic ideas. Silicon Valley has long been a national and international center of astronomical activity. “Being where we are (so close to Silicon Valley) our approach often is to bring technology into the museum”, expressed Richard Karlson, San Jose Museum of Art’s Chief of Design and Installation.
Long interested in the mysteries of the night sky and of the natural world, internationally recognized artist Diana Thater has created a dramatic new video and light installation based on her fascination with the dung beetle and its relationship to our galaxy. Inspired by the beautiful scientific animations of the galaxy created by leading astronomers, Thater created two new video walls, on which she synchronized mesmerizing visualizations of deep space and galactic time. In these works—each an array of nine HD video screens—she encourages viewers to ponder the vastness of the universe and to alter their perception of time. As Thater showcases the technological achievements of 21st-century astronomy and introduces audiences to abstract concepts, she also aesthetically conveys the sublime aspects of the cosmic imagination. Since the early 1990s, Thater has created encompassing film and video installations in which she suffuses the architectural space with layers of color, imagery, and light.
“I work with rooms of color…[and] with tinting space all the time,” Thater explained. “It reminds you how important light is to art.” She often takes an animal’s interactions with its environment as a starting point to investigate larger ideas of space and time. Thater notes, “My work as an artist is about rethinking the environment…rethinking how other beings live in the world…to change the way people see the world.”
About DPS Commercial
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About San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought-provoking, the Museum delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.
SJMA presents art ranging from modern masterpieces to recent works by young, emerging artists. The Museum’s permanent collection—more than 2,500 varied artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries—places West Coast art in a national and international context.
SJMA is accredited by the American Association of Museums, a recognition given to just 750 of the nation’s 8,000 museums. A non-profit organization located on the central city plaza in downtown San Jose, SJMA serves 100,000 people a year, including 37,000 school children: SJMA is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County. Initiatives such as the award-winning school program Let’s Look at Art Program and the STEAM program Sowing Creativity distinguish the Museum as an innovator in museum education.
For more information please visit: http://SanJoseMuseumofArt.org