'Primary Forms' Art Installation is Designed to Connect You with Nature's Patterns

"Primary Forms" Art Installation at @dayfornightfest by @markeats #mindful #art

Mark Eats (aka Mark Wheeler) debuted his 'Primary Forms' art installation at the Day For Night Festival late last year. 

The large-scale, projection-mapped designs invite viewers to take part and interact with the beautiful math found in nature... The "dramatic and recurring forms" found in "twists of smoke, swimming fish, rotating galaxies, collapsing stars, storm winds."

According to the Press Release:

"Primary Forms encourages viewers to playfully engage with its projections, pushing and re-shaping them as far as arms can reach. However, the forms’ physics and ‘weight’ pulls them back together over time. Occasionally shapes will deconstruct completely for very rare moments of chaos"

The piece asks if "we can capture the essence of these forms in simple maths, or if we just strive to see the familiar."

"Primary Forms" Art Installation at @dayfornightfest by @markeats #mindful #art
“At its core, Primary Forms is an abstracted rule-driven world that includes many random variables. I have an idea of the basic results it will usually generate, but the concept allows lots of scope for the unexpected. Even after running for hours, it can still create some real surprises.”
— Mark Eats
"Primary Forms" Art Installation at @dayfornightfest by @markeats #mindful #art
Inviting a crowd to have so much control over your work can be somewhat nerve-racking but the element of performance is important to me in pieces like this. People watching each-other and ‘acting’ for each-other becomes part of the experience.
— Mark Eats

The above post was lovingly crafted by Josiah Hultgren, Founder of MindFullyAlive.