Discover artwork inspired by a blend of nature and mechanics 💮🎈⚙️🍄
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the artist, KJ Wu, sharing the process of making “Signs of Life”
It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!
As with all of the artwork at Fairgrounds St. Pete, “Signs of Life” has a story.
It’s a pneumatic light sculpture that speculates an exotic life from the nature of the future. What you see in the dome is collected through Core Sample, a portal that teleports future ecosystems to the present. It is a species that emerged after the chaotic shifts in climate. During the process of photosynthesis, it actively breathes in a large amount of carbon dioxide using its bladder and converts it into an energy source, which causes the flower to glow in colors.
Scroll on to see BTS images of making the “Sings of Life”.
Kuan-Ju Wu‘s work focuses on creating delightful interactions between humans, machines, and environments. He builds immersive experiences and tangible interfaces that borrow facets from the shapes and movements of nature, the stories about the future machines, and the perceptual memories from our early childhood; those intuitive, rich, and satisfying experiences. He has shown work in such venues as Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival, and CURRENTS New Media Art Festival.