LEVEL 2013 – Daniel Miller – Contained

Miller_Contained_ImageThank you to all who came out and enjoyed our 2013 Level preview!  The event was a great success, and everyone at LERATA is excited and preparing for the full 2014  Level presentation.

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The RFP for 2014 will be available by early Spring 2014.

Daniel Miller

Contained has at its center an acrylic dome with a scale model of Chicago inside. Every 40 minutes a sun and moon complete a full rotation around this mechanical microcosm. Underneath the city electronic and mechanical elements control lighting effects within the model. During the night cycle the city is lit with fiber optic and LED light. Within the dome “smog” created by ultrasonic humidifiers emits from the highway and the nearby coal fired power station. In this dome I am exploring the closed system that we live in called earth.

Viewers can access the dome in 2 ways. First, viewer can see the exterior of the dome object; this will look very much like some kind of orbiting satellite. Second viewers will access the work from a closecircuit camera setup on the exterior of the dome. This camera connects to a monitor located some distance away from the dome.

I want the viewer to question place, by juxtaposition of these 2 vantage points within the project. The 3 dimensional map in Contained was created using images from Google earth. These three-dimensional landscapes have a cycling time composition that approximates and condenses our daily time cycle. This work looks at issues of connectivity in world, exploring social issues behind the infrastructure we have created.

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