An interactive installation by STUDIO F-MINUS.
Exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Part of the exhibition Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change. Spring 2010.
Originally Exhibited October 4, 2008
outside the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Part of Toronto's Nuit Blanche Festival
A Dream Of Pastures is an interactive sculpture and animated
light projection. On a gallery or public exterior wall, the familiar form of a horse glows. On a pedestal
several meters in front of it, a stationary bicycle beckons for
investigation from the viewer.
As the viewer pedals the bicycle, he discovers that the phantom
horse moves accordingly, animated by a nearby system of
projecting lights and turning gears. The viewer pedals more
vigorously, the gears rotate at a quicker rate, and the horse
breaks into a gallop. Sitting in the saddle, the viewer creates a
shadow that lines up with the horse, casting himself as a jockey
in the projected world, galloping through the empty pastures
of a fictitious landscape at an exhilarating pace.
A Dream of Pastures debuted to a one-night audience of over 60 000 viewers, and over 1000 riders as part of Toronto's Nuit Blanche festival in 2008, and in April will feature in the exhibition Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, organized by the Corcoran Gallery in Washinton DC and later travelling to the SFMoMA and Tate Britain.