[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Michael Ang — City Refl3ctor

Artist Statement

Light and colour have a profound effect on our perception of our environment and the interactions we have with one another. City Refl3ctor is a portable device that reflects and projects light from and into the city, reshaping how we sense our surroundings. Carried by hand, City Refl3ctor mixes your reflection with an active projection of light – each moment forms a unique spatial configuration of self-other-city-light. As a handheld tool for exploration and intervention, City Refl3ctor travels with you until you hand it off to the next urban inhabitant.

  • Michael Ang (Urban Media Art Academy) is a Canadian artist and engineer working at the intersection of art and engineering. He creates light objects, interactive installations, and technological tools that expand the possibilities of human expression and connection. Countering the trend for technology to disassociate us from ourselves and surroundings, Michael’s works connect us to each other and the human experience of the present moment. He often creates tools for expression in the urban environment or in the field, such as the Infl3ctor, a projection system for Digital Calligraffiti.  He holds a Master’s Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He currently lives and works in Berlin. michaelang.com    urbanmediaart.academy    digitalcalligraffiti.org

Supported by the Goethe Institut Johannesburg