YOUR HEART
IS A PRISM

KEVIN CLANCY

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An immersive video installation with live light manipulations accompanied by a live sound score, “Your Heart is a Prism” will create a meditative space for the audience. Made through an analog process of filming light through a series of optical media (prisms, crystals, radiant plexiglas, rainbow diffraction grating films, and various lenses), the images are further confused to cast fragments and washes of light all around the space. Parts of the space will be soft and inviting, offering visitors gymnastic mats, carpet, and bean bags to allow the audience “to consider, feel, and project radiant love.”

The title and mantra of this piece was inspired by the “Your Heart Is A Prism!” poster by Peter Glantz, Becky Stark, and Jacob Ciocci."

 

 

Project sponsored by
PARTY BY DESIGN

Presented in partnership with the
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN



KEVIN CLANCY

Kevin Clancy is and interdisciplinary artist who creates accumulate process-based installations, participatory social experiences, and nomadic architectural spaces that attempt to provide momentary glimpses into utopic possibilities. Clancy graduated from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010, and has exhibited internationally, notably at Keleketla! Library (Johannesburg), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Flux Factory (New York), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Mobius (Boston), and Samsøn (Boston).


COLLABORATORS

Sound artists OMNIVORE of Providence and Marc McNulty of Boston will be providing live responsive sound scores to the installation and atmosphere, enhancing the experience. 


CURATOR'S STATEMENT

MAGGIE CAVALLO, ALTER PROJECTS

Clancy's your heart is a prism is a prismatic video installation that provides an immersive and meditative space, creating a context in which audiences can consider, feel, and project radiant love. Creating a pre-existing video, with live manipulation and a live sound score, this piece adapts and responds to the environmentand those engaging with the work. Spread across and beyond multiple screens, a video made through the analog process of filming light through a series of prisms, crystals, radiant plexiglas and rainbow diffraction grating films will fill the atmosphere with ethereal light and color. The projected image and environment will be further altered by Clancy's live manipulation of these optical media in front of the projector lense, creating physical video interferences that cast fragments and washes of light all around the space. Visitors to ILLUMINUS Boston will find Clancy's installation a welcome space for rest and reflection, with comfortable seating enabling them to fully immerse themselves in the installation. Sound artists OMNIVORE of Providence and Marc McNulty of Boston will be providing live responsive sound scores to the installation and atmosphere, enhancing the experience.