Leonardo/International Society for Arts Sciences and Technology, Inc. (Leonardo/ISAST) is dedicated to the exchange of ideas among practitioners in the arts, sciences, and technology. It will work with media and video artist Ian Winters and live media to create Domestic Light, exploring our relationship to the character of light, home, and the passage of time.
A network of multi-chromatic light sensors will be hosted in domestic window sills in each time zone around the world to document the literal color of “home” over the 2021-22 solar year. Along with monthly sound recordings from each sensor host, the multi-spectral color data will contribute to a series of new installation light-sound works in San Francisco and Richmond, a live online work showing the color of light/dark around the world during the year, and a broad Bay Area engagement program.
Ian Winters has decades of experience working at the intersections of art and science, challenging the boundaries of perception, environment, movement, and time-based media. He often collaborates with composers, directors, and choreographers. Also engaged in this project are composer Pamela Z, who will create the sound score, along with Weidong Yang of Kinetech, and director Netia Jones. Leonardo/ISAST is an enterprising global think tank based in Oakland. Among other activities, it produces Leonardo, the world’s leading scholarly publication on transdisciplinary art. Also contributing are SFArtsEd, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Sussex Humanities Lab at the University of Sussex, Richmond’s MilkBar, and 37 North Inc.