SHiKAKU 07, a digital Zen garden by Eyebeam Resident CHiKA on view October 24th through November 16th

Known for her minimalist interactive and site-specific projection mapping installations, 2013 Spring/Summer Eyebeam Resident CHiKA will present her residency project SHiKAKU 07, the latest iteration of her SHiKAKU series, in Eyebeam’s Main Space from October 24th to November 16th, 2013.

SHiKAKU (四角, 視覚, 視角, 死角) is a Japanese homophone that translates to “square,” “visual,” “optic angle,” and “blind spot.” Sound designed and programmed in collaboration with Phan VisutyothapibalSHiKAKU 07 consists of two light cube structures and six channel speakers in a darkened room activated by the movement of participants in the space. A digital Zen garden reduced to its most basic elements of rocks and trees, and water represented by LED lights and the movement of people. The audience brings the elements to life with each movement triggering new and unexpected light and sounds patterns.

CHiKA is an interactive visual artist and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric visual narrative in sync with the sounds of live music performance in addition to interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience.

Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, Theatre Maisonneuve, Biennial in Venezuela, eBay, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Millennium, Mapping Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, MOD Festival, Blip Festival New York, Blip Festival Tokyo, Mutek, Nuit Blanche, Metropolitan Pavilion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Gramercy Theatre, S.O.B.’s, and among other places.


Sound design and programming by Phan Visutyothapibal
Technical advice by Boris Edelstein
LED light provided by GarageCube & ShowJockey
Supported by Madmapper and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant