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Casey Farina 

Time Stream

On display November 5–14, 2021 

Phoenix, Arizona 

Time Stream is an interactive artwork that emphasizes shared experience in a collaborative environment. The interactive structure consists of eight screens arranged in a circular configuration that display a continuous virtual ecosystem, populated by abstract entities that produce sound while visually referencing biological structure and artistic gesture. Three-dimensional depth cameras in each of the four interaction zones project the body movements of participants into the virtual space. Participant movement creates and destroys entities in the virtual ecosystem, thus altering the flow of time for all the “downstream” participants. 

Artist Biography 

Casey Farina is a Phoenix-based artist who creates audio/visual artwork from iterative processes. This work often combines Farina’s expertise in animation, sound design, visual effects, digital fabrication, and improvisation. His video sculptures have been recognized as impressive works in an emerging genre and have been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum. Farina has been commissioned by the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale to create public artworks that combine projection-mapping and interactivity. He is an active artistic collaborator, working with choreographers, technologists, composers, and musicians throughout the Phoenix area. Farina’s work as an animator and sound designer has been exhibited internationally at “dance for film” festivals. His animated-graphic scores have been described as “imaginative” and are frequently presented domestically and internationally. Farina was named the Best Multimedia Artist by PHOENIX magazine in 2019 and is a winner of the 2017 Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant, which included a place in the accompanying exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum. He is a residential faculty member in the Digital Media Arts program at Glendale Community College and his students have won several Student Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

Artwork structural engineering performed by Sirius Structures.

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