Osman Koc writes of CONE: "The installation is a gigantic inverted cone, hanging 15 feet high, 10 feet in diameter, covered with reflective mylar. A single, powerful projector is directed upward to the cone. This transforms the projected imagery into a plane of light, blanketing the entire space."
The audience experience is vastly different from moment to moment, as coding varies the light experience from short, punctuated bursts to sweeping ribbons of variegated light.
The piece is sound-reactive via a microphone in the space. Both music and sounds from the audience trigger responses. What is heard is seen.
Osman Koc is a creative technologist / artist, who uses technology as a medium for expression. Koç’s works touch many different fields such as cybernetics, artificial intelligence, biosensors, kinetic sculptures, reactive lighting, audiovisual performances and games with alternative physical controllers. In 2014, he co-founded Iskele47, a multidisciplinary design hub / makerspace in Istanbul, where he experimented, prototyped, taught, consulted, collaborated, made and played. Since 2017 he is continuing his activities in San Francisco, CA.
CONE was created and premiered with the generous support of Epson and of World Stage.
Koc is a member of the visual performance trio NOS Visuals, of the collaborative network Epitome, and is also the technical director for Future Fires in San Francisco.