For Interference Machines, Larry Shea paired 3D projection technology with commercial fabrication techniques (3d modeling, C&C routing, laser cutting and thermoforming) to create abstracted representations of childhood memories.
The resulting series of video sculptures is an attempt to wrestle with the lure of nostalgia by co-opting contemporary tools of commodity production. The works were presented at a Provincetown gallery in August 2013.
Interference Machines was supported by a grant from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier (FRFAF)— an endowment founded to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. With this fund, the STUDIO seeks to develop a cache of groundbreaking projects created at CMU — works that can be described as “thinking at the edges” of the intersection of disciplines.
Larry Shea is an Associate Professor of Video & Media Design at Carnegie Mellon University.