Marque Reavely

A Storm is Coming with RainCloud

RainCloud  is gearing up for a party!!

RainCloud is gearing up for a party!!

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Come see RainCloud for yourself this weekend, September 16-17, at the final Independent's Day Festival (IDX) in downtown Columbus. Check out the map of all the fun activities below and where RainCloud is located (aka the Cloud Feature).

Schedule for IDX - 

Saturday - 12:00pm-11:45pm

Sunday - 12:00pm-8:00pm

H2OHIO: Ohio's Freshwater on a Global Scale Panel - 

Saturday - 1:oopm under the RainCloud

Empathy Eyeball performance by Pilgrim Heidi of OpenHeartCreatures-

Saturday - 8:00pm under the RainCloud

 

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RainCloud is a floating augmented high-tech installation as well as a symbol of the natural environment; a reminder of the simple beauty found in our atmosphere and the never-ending cycle of water between ground and sky.

This simulated cloud floats 18 feet from the ground in an outdoor environment, and is illuminated from within using RGB LED lights. During the day, it  shimmers due to the reflective, iridescent qualities of its outer skin while at night it glows equally as brilliant by using artificial light. Glowing from within, the RainCloud changes color based on interaction from the audience (attendees of the arts festival) and/or based on environmental changes in its surroundings in real time. The RainCloud acts as a stage for performance, music, and education.  

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On Saturday September 16  at 1pm there will be OHIO H20: Ohio Freshwater on a Global Scale panel discussion. We will be talking about the state of water locally, nationally, and globally. We will focus specifically in the areas of environmental protection, economics and industry, health and well being, and the future outlook of water.  At 8pm Puppets from Pilgrim Heidi of OpenHeartCreatures will perform Empathy Eyeball followed by Thunderstorm, an interactive  multimedia light performance by OBLSK.

Pilgrim Heidi of OpenHeartCreatures

Pilgrim Heidi of OpenHeartCreatures

Artist Involved with RainCloud:

  • Eve Warnock - eve has earned an MFA from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California Santa Cruz. She has worked internationally with Puppet company Wakka Wakka productions, collaborated with artist Ann Hamilton, and designed the artistic elements of Limited Brands Co. marketing designs. She is co-founder of OBLSK, a creative agency made up of artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs, HERD, a researched based creation to explore herding behaviors in humans and animals, and she is the artistic consultant for LUDIKA, a collaborative art and game company rooted in science and play. Both her performative and sculptural work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, theaters, and opera houses, but she prefers the guerilla style of public street performances where it is free for all to attend.  evewarnock.com
  • Pelham Johnson - is a filmmaker, inventor, researcher, and artist.  He uses a combination of creativity, technical know-how, and a love for working collaboratively to create finely crafted moving art and media that tells a story with a purpose.
  • Aidan Seine - Aidan resides in L.A., California and made the journey to the midwest to help build the creation that is, RainCloud. He's well versed in interactive electronics that helps bring RainCloud to life.
  • Maxwell McEvoy - is a local sculptural and installation artist who has helped make the RainCloud become, what else, but an actual raincloud, though made out of polyfilm instead of nature.
  • Marque Reavley - is an application engineer and web developer who helped create the code that allows RainCloud to be interactive with participants that enter under the cloud creating the elements of a rainstorm like lighting and thunder.

Come have fun with the whole family this weekend and celebrate the independent culture, commerce, and creativty of the community that is Columbus, Ohio!

It's On: The OBLSK Horizon.

 

OBLSK has been way busy in the last two months working with amazing clients and producing spectacular media and marketing.  We are really excited about these upcoming Summer months as we have a few sculptural projection installations that will seriously blow the top off any steamy kettle. Be sure to keep a look out to the OBLSK horizon and we will award you with eye candy as well as interesting dialogue material.

RAINCLOUD: SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION: INDEPENDENT'S DAY

This Summer OBLSK is engineering an interactive glowing RainCloud for the Independent's Day Festival this September 16th-17th.  This Sculpture will be one of our largest endeavors involving Helium, Cotton Candy,  Wetlands, Rain dances, Thunderstorms, Petrichor, Performances, and Water Workshops.  Keep tuned! we will be updating often!  For more info on the Raincloud project visit.

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If you are interested in being a part of this project please contact us.  Or attend the next meeting on June 28th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Main Library Conference rm. 2A

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CHROMEDGE: PROJECTION MAPPING

For the May Franklinton Friday, OBLSK tested out a new projector by projection mapping onto the Chromedge studios in Franklinton.  We had a blast creating textures, optical illusions, and color landscapes that illuminated the evening for the public's pleasure.  Thank you Chromedge for being an awesome host!

HMS HOST: STOP MOTION ANIMATION: WEBINAR SERIES

OBLSK was invited in May to travel to Sloatsburg, New York.  (yes that's correct, there is a city called Sloatsburg) to work with ZenGenius gurus Justin Kornicki and Addie Addison in producing a Webinar Series for  HMS Host.  This series has been a blast to make as it has all been done with stop motion animation and a few five-fingered characters!

WAKKA WAKKA DOCUMENTARY

Wakka Wakka Productions is an amazing theater production company based out of New York city and Oslo, Norway.  They just recently produced a an Off-Broadway puppet theater production in New York City called Made In China which received incredible reviews from the New York Times.  OBLSK has been hired to create a short documentary on the Wakka Wakka Production Company.  Keep your ears and eyes tuned for the premiere!  (scheduled for mid-July)

Made in China  by Wakka Wakka Productions

Made in China by Wakka Wakka Productions

ZENGENIUS: MEDIA PRODUCTION AND OTHER AWESOMENESS

ZenGenius is an international visual merchandising/events company based out of Columbus, Ohio. Their work has received numerous awards including the Wow award for their work at the Connie Hilton event, OBLSK produced this award winning video!  Check out this cool company and the amazing work that they do!

JMKW DEVELOPMENT: SOCIAL MEDIA MADNESS

JMKW Development is a construction company based out of El Paso, Texas.  They specialize in commercial construction and industrial development.  They are finding a niche in sustainable building practices (YES!) and OBLSK has been hired to create their image.   OBLSK Team member and web designer Marque Reavely designed their website and OBLSK also writes the informative and inspiring articles for their "News" Section (that's our unbiased opinion, ha ha!).  This new company is authentic and talented.