Jonathan Groff (King George III The Second) and Brian D’Arcy James (King George III The First) induct Andrew Rannells (King George III The Third) and Rory O’Malley (King George III The Fourth) into Hamilton’s Order of the Garter
The artist is fascinated with the rules of programming, and how even something structured can create random results. A light box may be programmed to change colours at certain times periods, but the fun part is seeing what colours the program will choose. It helps too that the artist studied electrical engineering, allowing him to have the knowledge behind the science in order to express programs and circuits creatively through art.
One of Andrew’s pieces, Electric Window 4 (2009), uses sixteen LED lights to create gradient effects between light intensities, as well as transitions and patterns. The work is always changing; instead of having people stare at the same image, different viewers see a different art piece. The pattern that one person saw first, is different to what another person will see first, and this dynamic art piece allows for diverse conversation and understanding of the art.
If you would like to see some of Andrew’s pieces in person, he is represented by Cube Gallery in Ottawa, where they not only have a collection of his light boxes, but also a DOTKLOK (2010)!