Casey Reas
Chronograph, 2011
Permanent mural commission for the New World Symphony, Miami Beach
Custom software (color, silent), computer, screen or projector
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation

Casey Reas and Tal Rosner collaborated to create Chronograph, a site-specific software mural for the Frank Gehry-designed home of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.

Created for the building’s 7,000-square-foot exterior projection wall, this large-scale installation takes its inspiration directly from the new building 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 building and images of local architecture, the ever-changing mural shifts between the recognizable and the abstract, animating and creating new forms on the building’s surface.

Using the same visual source material, the mural is punctuated by hourly videographic events marking the top of each hour, achieved by altering aspects of the work’s choreography – detail, pacing, palette, rhythm, geometry, and pattern. Custom-written software creates not only create hourly cycles, but generate an ever-changing visual experience over time for new and repeat visitors.

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