Known for her elaborate rivers of direction, line artist linn meyers insists on planning ahead with her pieces. However, she also allows for the natural and organic manoeuvres she may willingly or unwillingly take during her production. We all wobble, the walls and canvasses all naturally grab a-hold with their surface friction. By permitting the distraction from the initial plan and the diversion of ideas within the moment of art creation, linn meyers builds on these phenomena and anomalies to work them into the final piece.
Her recent work named “Let's Get Lost” shows how the individual lines make up a wider image, and with clear moments of shift within the piece, one wonders how much of it was planned and how much intuitive creativity. This method of art creation is much like how many musicians create their pieces. We all have a set piece that we do to warm up, a scale perhaps or a favourite easy tune, and once we begin warming up, we begin to expand on our composition. This is when we break from the norm and produce something different. Often it's improvised changes that end up written down as parts of a song, trial and error can work as well if we have the time!
So when linn meyers met up with Rebecca Bray, Jimmy Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles, this key element of their work formed a shared idea. Rebecca Bray designs experiences, and has been involved in several major projects. Jimmy Bigbee Garver is a sound technician and composer, and Josh Knowles designs apps. Their combined skills turned the once brilliant Let's Get Lost into a completely new creation.
Listening Glass lets you play the artwork like an instrument, using your phone. All the bits go to make individual sounds which have been designed to compliment background music being played in the room. It's also designed to work with many people, so several phones can play simultaneously and it will still create something decent. The best bit is that if a group of people do a synchronised move the program will unlock a special audio effect! Wow.
Have a look at the artwork in action in this YouTube video.
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