Skin Of A House
Sam Okerstrom Lang
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."
Sam Okerstrom Lang
Sam Okerstrom-Lang or “Samo” was born and raised by his lovely Mom and Dad in Great Barrington Massachusetts with his two brothers. Samo started experimenting with digital media and video projectors while attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2010-2014. He graduated with a BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM), a community structured open major, where he was driven by concept and tool. He self taught himself animation and operation techniques through the internet and self trial.
Samo has been able to navigate his life and career through art and design in Boston. He has built a strong relationship with two local new media companies Materials & Methods and Zebbler Studios, working for them and with them to produce a/v installations and live environments with video projection and digital animation. His young artist career has been retained by being commissioned to present large scale public works for the two first iterations of Illuminus Boston and similarly he was invited to install site specific installation for a one night light based event PRAVA in Maryland. It has been a marriage of survival and integrity, curating himself as a new media company and individual artist.