Just in time for the reopening of the Exploratorium at its new location, I completed my Artist-in-Residence project, Time Shift.
The exhibit is for the museum’s new Observatory gallery, which explores human and natural processes in the local environment. My intention was to use time-lapse techniques to reveal patterns and processes that typically go unnoticed.
Over several months I shot a series of sequences around the Bay Area, of subjects such as ships at the Port of Oakland, the cycle of tides, people commuting through downtown San Francisco, weather, and airplane traffic at SFO.
I created a custom iPad application, which visitors use to browse the archive, and select videos which are then displayed on a large external monitor.
Here is a compilation of some of the footage used in the exhibit:
I’ve also created an app for iPhone and iPad based on the project.