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Wordless, I Have NO words for Lucid Stead, Phillip K Smith III’s Latest Installation

Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, Phillip K Smith III | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Wordless, I Have NO words for Lucid Stead, Phillip K Smith III’s Latest Installation

...I have no words for this
…I have no words for this ::::

video images by Lou Mora

...still speechless

check: loumora.com/lucid-stead/ for the full set of amazing pix…

Lucid Stead Installation in Joshua Tree, CA Created by artist Phillip K Smith III

Deep in the Joshua Tree National Park, about 200km outside Los Angeles, in the deserts of California, artist Phillip K Smith III has created a stunning installation titled “Lucid Stead.”

Smith has transformed a 70-year-old tumbledown shack into a magical architecture piece that contrasts idyllically with its environment.

October 12, 2013 in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. What was expected to be a two day event for a handful of viewers, turned into over 400 people making the journey over two weekends. People as far away as New York City and Canada travelled to the California High Desert to experience it.

Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a pre-existing structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape. Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms.

In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric colour fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized. [words via royalprojects]

For more – trust me, they’re stunning – pix and video, checkout Lou Mora’s website: loumora.com/lucid-stead/

For the official curator, check:  royaleprojects.com



source: royalprojects

image source: stephen king photography
video source: loumora