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Remote Winds

October 6, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Moghadam Family Gallery Arcade

Free and Open to all.

Remote Winds, by Cy Keener and Will Chapman, translates wind into light.  The installation connects visitors to the new McMurtry Building with the daily rhythm of air currents flowing off the Pacific, over the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and into the Bay.   The work exists in two locations.  An array of 60 sensors installed at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve will listen to the wind and transmit 450 speed and direction reading each second to the Moghadam Family Gallery Arcade on campus.  Within the gallery, a 54’ x 19’ wall will be filled with constantly shifting light, enacting minute changes recorded on the terrain of the 525 square foot field observation site.   For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will serve as a remote canvas, giving viewers insight into the atmospheric dynamics of the Bay, as well as the microclimate of Jasper ridge.  Keener and Chapman are graduate students in art practice and atmospheric science respectively.