The New World Center
The New World Center in Miami Beach, designed by Frank Gehry, opened to the public on 25 January 2011 as the home for the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. The new campus features a 7,000 square-foot external projection wall used for art commissions and to broadcast the concerts live within an adjacent park, where a matrix of 4 high resolution projectors throw the image onto the wall.
Chronograph [Digital Mural]
Created for the exterior projection wall, this large-scale and site-specific installation takes its inspiration directly from the new structure and the surrounding historical art deco neighborhood of Miami Beach. Based on thousands of photographs taken over the course of the construction of the new hall and images of local architecture, the dynamic digital mural shifts between the recognizable and the abstract, animating and creating new forms on the building’s nighttime façade.
The mural is punctuated by hourly videographic events marking the top of each hour, and achieved by altering aspects of the work’s choreography - detail, pacing, palette, rhythm, geometry, and pattern. Custom-written software not only creates periodic cycles, but also generates an ever-changing visual experience over time for new and repeat visitors, regardless of the time, the day, or the season.
The Chronograph wall features 365 compositions and has been presented on New World Symphony’s façade from dusk to midnight since January 2011.