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On this site you will find a few portfolio examples of my art and design work. View the work and if you experience any issues or have any questions regarding this site please contact me.

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     Sean Hottois

 



AgoraProbe_1

A direct response to a previous work, deliberately destroyed by a pre-tween in a tutu. It was not a performance piece, though that would have been awesome. That older piece was named Howard Hughes & Paula Deen acknowledging and emulating the systematic process leading up to and engaging agoraphobia. This work is lighter, stronger, more modern, and more resilient while also being afflicted with said phobia. In fear, it has come searching for it's predecessor participating with the species it fears.

Media: Fiberglass rod, 3D printed plastic, light emitting diodes, micro controllers, prototyping board, piezo speakers, wire. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



King Lear - Wearable Electronics

I was invited to design and execute wearable technology for the Indiana University South Bend performance of King Lear. I contributed the electronic work for the illuminated crowns, arm pieces, and 3D printed military awards/metals. I created many of the elements whole cloth and I collaborated with the Costume Designer: Jason Lee Resler, and the Director: Justin Amellio. The gold crown base for King Lear was designed & built by Jason Lee Resler. I then took the crown and retrofitted the electronics to give it a less refined look. The purple & clear crown for the French King was my work alone. I designed and 3D printed the main head band components and then integrated the lighting and computer control. This second process was also used to create the armbands worn by King Lear's solders (in camouflage uniforms). The armband illuminated blocks, illumination on the Lear crown, the French crown, plus the metals and earrings worn by the Lear entourage were my contribution. All the other fabulous costume work was by Jason Lee Resler and his team in the costume shop! top

 

 

 

 

 

 



This is Not a Gun

This is a loose reference to the recent controversy over 3D printed hand guns. It responds only to a viewer who stands directly in its line of sight, and then it shoots off its mouth. The speed of the response is randomized using the viewer's range as the numeric kernel.

Media: Fiberglass rod and prototyping board, 3D printed plastic, light emitting diodes, Arduino, piezo speakers, various electronic components, rubber, medium density fiber board.
Dimensions: 41" x 12" x 12" top

 

 

 

 

 

 



The 8-Bit Ascendant

This work is a combination of multiple current technologies and tools configured to imply an earlier time. It is an intentional implication of Plasticpunk if you will. In fitting with this now-stalgic ideology The 8-Bit Ascendant currently communicates a message often read at the end of the presupposed 8-bit era as it transitioned into a networked age. However, each time this sculpture is installed a new message is introduced providing an alternate experience.

Media: Fiberglass rod and prototyping board, 3D printed plastic, light emitting diodes, Arduino, piezo speakers, various electronic components, rubber, medium density fiber board. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Paparazzi

Paparazzi - a solar powered outdoor art installation. These first nine were completed recently. Thanks for video credit go to Eric Souther. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Art Bot Admires Abstract Expressionism

This robot creates an abstract expressionist painting while any viewer is present. In doing so it entertains the viewer and hopefully allows them to question the hand of the artist in this work. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Art Bot Admires Kinkade

Art Bot Admires Kinkade. Searching for it's muse under the paper, art bot decides when to apply some pigment to the page. Originally created for the Artlink Sharpie show, Fort Wayne, IN. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Howard Hughs & Paula Deen

I wanted to emulate a human experience. In this case agoraphobia. Both Howard Hughes & Paula Deen may have suffered from this condition. As viewers surround the pedestal both towers of lights elongate and contract becoming increasingly active until they reach a state of panic. Unfortunately this work was deliberately destroyed by a pre-tween in a tutu. No, I'm not joking. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Metric Clock -or- Memory Makes Time Persistent

This work represents a re-ordering of both the Anglo - Babylonian and Metric Time systems. My time scale divides the day into 100 much more palatable hours. Each hour is divided into 100 minutes, and each minute is divided into 100 seconds. top

 

 

 

 

 

 



Abu Dhabi Pastiche

I recently spent two years teaching in the United Arab Emirates at Zayed University. It was, on the whole, a good experience and I wanted to sum up the perceptual transmutation I experienced during that time. top

 

 

 

 

 

 

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