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Autoplast I: Tail Light Swarm

2015

Rental Car Center  - West Core

In creating her two-part installation, "Autoplast" artist Amy Landesberg contemplates our relationship to cars, and imagines how an assembly of their parts might take on a life of its own. Using humor and dramatic scale, both artworks transform common car parts into life forms, and model behaviors observed in nature. "Autoplast I: Tail Light Swarm" is comprised of a cloud of vibrant red tail lights that migrate across the expansive vertical space. Inspired by the herding, flocking, or swarming patterns of various species, the arrangement of the lights was designed through a computer simulation intended to mimic the effect of a fine San Diego breeze on a travelling swarm. Photos: © Philipp Scholz Rittermann