Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sensations: A Video Illustration

Sensations: A Video Illustration from Julia Sverchuk on Vimeo.

Video illustration of sensory perception, based on Charles Sanders Pierce's Theory of Signs (Semiotics). His theory holds that all thought can be broken down into 3 component parts: firstness (qualities), secondness (facts) and thirdness (mediation).

Music by Unforscene. Track "The Journey" from album "Fingers and Thumbs"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Virtual Flowers Blooming at the Bronx Botanical Garden NY

June is known as the Rose month at the Bronx Botanical Garden in NYC. But what's in season in July? Virtual flowers! I planted a few there, in augmented reality. They are animated drawings, visible through a free augmented reality browser Layar for smart phones. My layer is called "Julia Sverchuk". Since all my augmented drawings are attached to specific GPS locations, you can follow me on Twitter @juliasverchuk to know where to look for my art. You can also request a location!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Midsummer Madness Or New York Classical Hits Battery Park

“If music be the food of love, play on, 
Give me excess of it"

"Twelfth Night" starting point is Castle Clinton in Battery Park, 7pm.

New York Classical Panoramic Theater's 13th season rages on! It began with Moliere at the World Financial Center this Spring and continues with "Twelfth Night or What You Will" by William Shakespeare, currently in Battery Park through July 22. 

The advantage of following the same artistic director and his troupe over the years includes, besides warm welcoming hugs, recognizing some of the actors from previous plays. And I find their transformations from role to role just mind-boggling. The actors and the director Stephen Burdman (pictured below) are such power-houses! Their energy is infectious. 

Artistic Director of New York Classical, Stephen Burdman
This time I went twice, and both times audiences changed the dynamic, which means the viewers are very much part of the performance. The actors might even throw in an improvised little something which makes the crowd that follows actors from scene to scene that much more involved. I hope you get to see it! The crowds are getting huge lately, in the hundreds!

Audiences gathering in anticipation.

Without any further due and spoilers, here are my drawn snapshots from the two performances last week in Battery Park. If you do want story details and another artist's take on this play, visit my friend Jed Dore's blog post. He's an amazing artist and writer. 

"My name is Sebastian"
Brilliantly directed culmination of the most hysterical part of the play. 

"Some are born great, 
some achieve greatness, 
and some have greatness thrust upon ’em."

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."

"There is no darkness but ignorance."

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Keep Your Eyes On The Model

"What is this drawing? 
Not once in describing the shape of that mass 
did I shift my eyes from the model. 

Because I wanted to be sure that nothing evaded my grasp of it...  

My objective is 
to test to what extent my hands already feel 
what my eyes see."
Auguste Rodin 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Heat Wave

You will find some relief from the unbearable summer heat that has blanketed New York City at the heart of Central Park, in the midst of weeping willows, by the angel fountain of the Bethesda Terrace.

And if you happen to be there, look for virtual musicians that surround the fountain in augmented reality. Layar app > Julia Sverchuk