PULSE Miami Beach Announces PROJECTS Special Commission
This year, visitors to PULSE Miami Beach will be greeted in the fair's airy entry-way by the inaugural PROJECTS Special Commission, featuring digital artist Anne Spalter. Created specifically for PULSE Miami Beach, Spalter's large-scale, mixed reality installation, Miami Marbles, will invite visitors to explore a new form of 'the Modern Landscape.' Using photographs and videos taken during last year's Miami Art Week, Spalter digitally alters and distills images of the city's atmosphere, architecture and foliage to create the surface image for each Marble. By abstracting Miami’s topography, Spalter encapsulates the vibrancy of the city within each of her expansive spheres.
Miami Marbles will feature an augmented reality component visible through the custom MiamiMarbles app. Using the app, visitors can experience kaleidoscopic videos created using each of the Marble's original images and can spot virtual spheres visible at locations around the fair. An extension of the Miami Marbles PROJECTS Special Commission will also be on view at the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach Hotel.
About Anne Spalter
Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts programs at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design. Spalter, who studied mathematics as a Brown undergraduate before receiving an MFA in painting from RISD, has a longstanding goal of integrating art and technology. Her work is housed in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK); The Albright-Knox Museum (Buffalo, NY); and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI) among others. Spalter currently sits on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts.