About the event
Edinburgh Science has commissioned Theodore Koterwas to create a new piece of digital work Somewhere in the Universe it Rains Diamonds for an upcoming project Go Digital, developed with support from Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government's Festivals Expo Fund.
Below you can find more of Theodore’s work with digital art.
2020, Website, Twitter, recordings of skin, iron and wood
Initially intended for live performance by three percussionists, this composition took on new resonance with the current crisis so I adapted it to work online. It serves as a live soundtrack to our isolation reminding us of both the activities of others and the basic elements of our physical realities.
2018, 360 Video
The world feels like a completely different place from what it was a few short weeks ago. This video was created as a proof of concept to see if the phenomenon of Change Blindness can be used to replace the world around you bit by bit without you noticing.
About the Artist
Theodore Koterwas earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with a focus on installation and media art. Early installations included projecting the reflection on the head of a single pin onto the heads of 45,000 others, attempting to shatter glass with amplified water drops, and filling an intimate interior space with the live sound of approaching footsteps. At the Exploratorium in San Francisco from 2000-2006 he collaborated with scientists to create digital installations exploring the science of perception. Work included a video of a theft in which the culprit appears to change just by choosing alternative camera angles. Moving to Edinburgh in 2006 he performed as experimental music act The Foundling Wheel and created and curated a collaborative gig night. Since then he has developed work for the University of Oxford including an evolution-themed scavenger hunt and an app turning phones into historic musical instruments.
Returning to Edinburgh in 2017 he produced Eyes I Dare not Meet In Dreams, a digital installation in which he turned 8 people into 56 others without anyone noticing. His current practice engages more explicitly with issues, particularly the perception of others, the social and environmental impact of technological progress, and mental health, recognising in himself just how vulnerable we all are.