3D Video Installations on Historic Philadelphia Sites: Opening Fall 2013



​VECTOR EQUILIBRIA A video projection presented by Animated Architecture Featuring Chris Landau in collaboration with composer Gene Coleman Saturday October 19 AND Sunday October 20
7-9 PM
Featuring live music on October 19

​FREE EVENT 34th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Vector Equilibria
is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of 20th Century inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live compositions of Gene Coleman in University City during the 50th Anniversary of the Science Center and Design Philadelphia 2013 will entice us to recall Fuller's connection to Philadelphia. 

On December 6, 6 - 8PM at First Friday, join Animated Architecture curator Sean Stoops and participating artists for a special pop-up video art installation, archival print sale, and holiday benefit reception at Superlumenary studio on the 2nd floor of the 319 North 11th St. gallery building in Philadelphia. See indoor video art by Animated Architecture artists, purchase digital prints, and enjoy festive beverages & treats. Proceeds will benefit Animated Architecture's ongoing fundraising for the Knight Arts Challenge."Vector Equilibria," a new projection installation by Chris Landau with an original score by Gene Coleman (shown in October at the University City Science Center) will be highlighted. Video art by Arden Bendler Browning & Matt Browning will also be screened, plus: a preview of Tim Portlock's 2014 video installation (Portlock will also have an exhibition opening upstairs at Vox Populi at the same night). A "Superlumenary" digital light installation created by Scott Fitzgerald will also be on display. 

​Admission is FREE 6-8pm. There will also be a special cocktail preview starting at 5pm.
For an invitation to the earlier preview, please inquire: animatedarchitecture@gmail.com


SPECIAL EVENT: Wednesday April 9, 5 - 7 pm  to experience Dan O'Neill's "Ride" 

a "pop-up" video art projection during the opening reception for City Hall's Bike p'ARTs exhibition at Philadelphia's City Hall art gallery. 

CELEBRATE!Animated Architecture pop-up exhibit & holiday benefit reception!
Friday, December 6, 2013 6:00 - 8:00pm Location: SUPERLUMENARY studio, 319 N 11th St., #2J, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Spring projection event: Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 7:30 - 9:30 PM.  

Presented at Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA

Amber Johnston 


A time-lapse video projection curated by Sean Stoops

Rear video projection on the storefront windows.  Artist prints will be on display inside gallery.

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 25 - 26, 7:30 - 9:30 pm each night.

Reception: Friday April 25, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Germination is a time-lapse video projection composed of Amber Johnston's still photographs, shot over 10 months during her daily travels from East Kensington to Center City and South Philly. The video is presented as a rear projection on storefront windows, intended to be viewed from outside at night. The windows double as screens that appear to "reflect" the ongoing transitions in the gentrification of Philadelphia.

Johnston writes, "…The disjointed nature of the video mirrors conflicting feelings around gentrification… This project has come to represent life's never stagnant flow. There is always change- good or bad. Life is growing and dying to make room for the new."

Spring outdoor mapping projection event in Fishtown, Philadelphia:
Glass House, an outdoor, dual projection video art installation

Artist: Daniel O'Neill Curator: Sean Stoops
WHEN: May 8 - 10, 8 - 10pm each night (weather permitting). 
LOCATION: North Leopard St. just above East Girard Avenue.
The video projections will be visible from the Girard El train platforms and other nearby spots on street level.

In 'Glass House,' video artist Daniel O’Neill presents an invented "x-ray view" of a private home. Two site-specific animated video projections depict imaginary scenes on the top floor exterior walls of the building's deck. The video projections will be visible right after sunset, from the nearby Girard "El" train stop (as trains leave and enter the station) from the north side of the platforms.The project explores privacy and voyeurism in a dense urban community. The inside view is based on memories of the artist’s own childhood home. Nostalgia for a familiar place is projected on the urban landscape.

Daniel O'Neill spent several years in Rome, Italy researching how artists use mosaic, fresco, and sculpture to create narrative and propaganda. This research led to a series of murals and room-sized paper installations. Recently, Daniel has been working with video projection and wall drawing to create large -scale immersive psychological and theatrical spaces that involve audiences in a carnival-like atmosphere.
Glass House is a part of O'Neill's University of Pennsylvania 2014 MFA thesis. A version of it will be shown in UPenn's graduate program upcoming group exhibition in Vienna, Austria later in May.

Image: Copyright 2014 Dan O'Neill

Summer projection event in University City:
​Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, 2014, 9-11pm River Visits - A site specific video projection by Rea Tajiri. Curated by Sean Stoops

LOCATION: 3408 Baring St., Philadelphia, PA

OPENING PARTY: Saturday July 12, 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Come celebrate at the artist's reception in the front yard. Sangria, soft drinks, and light snacks will be served.

(Please note: Video projection will also be viewable Sunday July 13, 9-11pm)

River Visits is a meditation on geographic displacement; a visit from the Delaware River in moving image. Incorporating clips from Rea Tajiri's LORDVILLE (2013) film, the video projection is a cinematic walk-through of the 19th century John Lord House located in Lordville, NY, transported to the front windows at 3408 Baring Street in Powelton Village. The two houses are contiguous in origin having been built in the same era. This block on Baring St was adjacent to an 80 acre plot at 34th and Powelton Streets that extended down to the Schuykill River.
Technical Assistance provided by Katya Gorker.
In fall 2014, AA's Sean Stoops partnered with Gallery 339 in Center City, Philadelphia on video art projection screenings related to FREEFALL a solo exhibition by Liz Rideal from London.

explores the nature and visual possibilities of fabric and drapery, creating intimate collages of photo-booth prints, multi-story outdoor installations, video projections across structures and landscapes, and permanent architectural features in buildings. 
Outdoor projections of Rideal's Cloth Cascades video installation were shown for the opening reception on September 26 and as a closing night event on November 22 at Gallery 339 located on the corner of 21st and Pine Streets. http://www.gallery339.com/html/home.asp