All of the artworks on display call out for responses, but several are truly interactive. Dave Ghilarducci’s “Change for Salvation” is a clever, many-pennied construction; bring along some spare change to check your fate
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San Diego artist and engineer Dave Ghilarducci's new work blends aesthetics with electronics and engages the audience through playful anti-authoritarianism.
Playful Interactions shares the work of three San Diego artists who use interactivity as a way to engage visitors. Featured in the exhibition are Dave Ghilarducci, Rizzhel Javier, and Margaret Noble. Through varying approaches and art-making techniques, each artist’s work deals with ideas of self-reflection, identity, memory, and an individual’s place in society.
What pervades the most in the Boehm Gallery’s latest exhibit called “Question Authority” is the concept of not taking anything at its face value. There was an ever-present push by the artist to question his own creation and to not only take his meaning from it, but also to form one’s own.
A theme show featuring multiple artists needs a good and supple idea. Happily, Lure fits that description. Whether used as a verb or noun, lure is an alluring word. It also possesses a strong link to what art has to do to attract your attention in a world where so many other things are doing the same, in the name of consuming and entertaining us.
Artist Dave Ghilarducci shares the inspiration and some interesting personal information about the mental process behind his electromechanical creations.
Title of Piece: Passing Wave | Media: powder coated steel | Dimensions: 7'H x 3'W x 9'D
If you are an artist you know that making a living, earning an income from your artistic labor and having that effort help put food on your table and pay bills can be difficult. Therefore, many artists make art and simultaneously work a full-time job, maintain a home and family and kids and pets. It can be a struggle.
Also on display was David Ghilarducci’s kinetic sculpture “Circle of Complication.” The new media sculpture resembles a giant electronic Etch-A-Sketch. Ghilarducci said the point of the artwork is to draw in viewers and lead them to consider how their own childhood play compares to electronic toys children play with today. It is also for viewers’ enjoyment, he added.
There’s always something new at NCM, and this spring is no exception! As of last month, we’ve infused even more exciting content into every school group visit and day camp at NCM! We are proud to have the original artwork, Musical Shuffle, by local artist Dave Ghilarducci (an artist alum of our ever popular Summer Camps!), on view in our Arts Education Center.
The viewer enters a narrow gallery to find what, at first glace, appears to be a postminimalist sculpture: Two identical steel cages, each containing an imposing rusted steel panel, are placed opposite each other. However, motion sensors, electronics and motors are embedded into the artwork, endowing it with the potential for kinetic and acoustic theatricality.
Dave Ghilarducci’s artwork investigates perception on an everyday level, often using popular technology as the subject and object of artistic inquiry. "Circle of Complication" is a mechanized sculpture designed to make drawings reminiscent of those made by a child using a Spirograph toy. In Ghilarducci's work, however, the drawings are made at heroic scale using motors and electronics.
When Snowbirds comes down, Dave Ghilarducci’s Circle of Complications moves in. Like Chalmers, Ghilarducci’s first profession—engineering—was something other than art. Now he applies those skills to produce interactive sculptures. “His work is hyper-technical,” Goeltzenleuchter said, “but it’s got this real playful quality about it, as well.”
“At the opening (on Jan. 15), we had folks in the door who had not been in here before.” A show of interactive sculptures by Dave Ghilarducci opened on Thursday.
Have you ever heard of a Jitterbug? It’s a rare species of light-powered bugs that are known to jitter, dance, hop, and skip when light shines on them. Check out this amazing recently uncovered archival footage of a jitterbug on the move.
Are you sick and tired of struggling for results? Well, you’re in luck: WE CAN’T HELP YOU! Delayed Gratification offers a stationary test drive into a world of leaking desires and technological insurgence that may be ours or someone else’s…all we know for sure is you’ll have to get a sweat on.
In a society of instant gratification, Delayed Gratification by Dave Ghilarducci will put you to work in order to discover the real story behind his current installation. San Diego artist Dave Ghilarducci has installed a bicycle with a generator connected to the back wheel that powers an LED display. When the visitor climbs on the bicycle and takes a ride, the LED will project words of wisdom...
Dave Ghilarducci's pieces are meant to be playful and invoke a sense of childlike wonder. His search is to find and represent the subtle changes in the movements that are more representative of the person we truly are. This creates a portrait of how the subject is, not just how they appear to be. The goal of his artwork is to show the interaction of working, playing and living together and...
The trebuchet was the most feared of all medieval weapons, when it was used, it caused great destruction. In this performance, a trebuchet operator catapults compressed paper pulp in various colors at the canvas. Over the course of the performance the pulp builds up on the canvas creating various patterns.