Dream Vortex

Dream Vortex is a virtual interactive installation-in-progress, a collaboration with researchers at the Complexity Sciences Center and KeckCAVES Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  Made with drawings projected in 3-D space, the Dream Vortex unites our oldest and newest art-making technologies. A vortex of images appears in the air before the viewer; they can be “touched” and handled, as if they were physical objects. Participants can compose their own virtual dream with them, subject to a degree of surprise provided by a hidden network of associations built into the programming.


Above: In the Dream Vortex (2012). Visualization of a viewer in the CAVE with the vortex, showing the expressionist feel of the installation.