How did you approach the project for Dolby?
Dan: "For Dolby, we started with about five ideas. The idea we landed on was the wave forms, the visuals kind of fit with what Dolby stands for — this audio engineering company that built really good sound products, and has really cool technologies behind them. So we wanted to bring that into the shape of the sculpture and also play with this kind of volumetric display that no one’s really doing much work with."
How does technology play a role in your work?
Pablo: "Most or all of our artwork is a combination of technology and design.... I think the technology that’s coming out right now, and with the tools that we have, we’re able to create new technologies. The most interesting part about everything is that technology might be the tool right now that is creating these limitless possibilities. You throw creativity in there, and abstract ideas, and then you are able to create just about anything."
Tell us more about Moment
Pablo: "In the time we’re in right now, artists and technologists are coming together to create something new. I think that’s something very interesting that Dolby’s also doing. They’re a half-a-century-old company, and they are transitioning from their old aesthetics into this new world where art, science and technology are playing a very big role in how we tell stories and communicate.... So, we created Moment, an interactive sculpture that can represent motion, sound, interaction, and communication with light. It is representative of this intersection of art, science, and technology; there’s something really good there."
Dolby circuit board
The structure was made in three sections due to its size and scope, and the neon criss-crossed the panels, with power supplies hidden on the back.
He may call himself simply a “maker,” but Derek Bruno could also be called an industrial designer, sculptor, furniture fabricator, or simply an artist.
"A wall of ears can evoke different emotions from viewers, potentially forcing you to consider the organ in a different way than you have before, and that’s the point."