BUCKY’S SARCOPHAGUS (2014-2016)
Plastics, aluminium, screws and bolts. 720pixel led lights, and six transducer speakers. All tediously put together as a rhomic tricontahedron, by hand by birk nygaard.
The light was mapped out in such a way that an augmented lighting of the shape, animated for ilde movements and interactively controlled by a Leap Motion. Programming was done for different intents and purposes through Vuo, VDMX, Millumin and Mad Mapper.
In the process of constructing this sculpture I discovered the renowned thinker, arcitect and inventor Richard Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller, and after reading his biography I decided to dedicate the piece to this adventurous man.
Fuller said that he had experienced a profound incident which would provide direction and purpose for his life. He felt as though he was suspended several feet above the ground enclosed in a white sphere of light.
A voice spoke directly to Fuller, and declared:
“From now on you need never await temporal attestation to your thought. You think the truth. You do not have the right to eliminate yourself. You do not belong to you. You belong to Universe. Your significance will remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your role if you apply yourself to converting your experiences to the highest advantage of others.”
Birk Nygaard er en aktiv bidragsyter til det visuelle forbundet med konsert- og klubblivet i Bergen. Birk blir omtalt som Hordalands mester i videokunst. Han utvikler scenedesign og visualle installasjoner for konserter, utstillinger, klubber og prosjekter innen scenekunst. Arbeidene hans har blitt utstilt på blant annet Bergen Kunsthall og Raff Design. Som VJ har han utviklet installasjoner for Datarock, Ekko, BIT20, Sandra Kolstad, Lars Vauler m.fl. I teatersammenheng har han i en årrekke jobbet som freelance-tekniker for BIT-teatergarasjen og Carte Blanche. Med kombinasjoner av video, bilde, design, effekter og elementer i selve rommet bidrar han ofte til at arrangementer lever sitt eget lille liv den korte perioden de avvikles.