|Case study Timed Lapse|
Group: Daniel Himburg and Jade Thomlinson for Lloyd Godman
“Timed Lapse” is the result of a collaboration with a photographer, Lloyd Godman. We have worked with Lloyd for six years, developing various exhibition pieces mostly involving plants and light controlled via a computer according to either the state of the plants or the visitors. For an international exhibition “Accelerating Sequence” (at MOCA, Atlanta Georgia), artists were challenged to explore time and aging. Timed Lapse is a combination of plants growing (and dying) while the images of visitors are collected and displayed in an ever increasing time lapse sequence.
The project students didn't get to go to the States. Instead they had to prepare the exhibit to a stage where Lloyd could set up the work himself. As he was purchasing much of the equipment remotely, the system had to be designed to be configurable by him. When a camera failed at the last minute, the project team wrote code and remotely fixed it from a distance.