MIKE GOULD
Laser Artist

ArtPrize 2012
Stratus 10 :: Press Relations

Here you will find promotional material: press releases, photos, video, and such.

Please contact our Public Relations Director, John Langs, for more information.

  • Picture Book - A PDF that contains information and photos (Stratus10.pdf - large: 5M)
  • Press Release 1 (First announcement of the project)
    (laserArtistPR1a.pdf)
  • Press Release 2 (Test of the lasers at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids)
    (laserArtistPR2.pdf)

Video

Click here for Video of Dress Rehearsal Setup.
Video by Tom Bray and Hero the wonder camera.
"3 hours in 3 minutes...took a shot every 2 seconds, playing back at 30 fps."


TV News Footage

Our dress rehearsal of September 9th was covered by two TV news crews, and footage is available below:

Fox 17 TV News
WZZM 13 ABC


Photos From Dress Rehearsal at the JW Marriott September 9th, 2012

Click on the thumbnails below for large, print-friendly (300dpi) versions. Please don't use the thumbnails below for print, although they will work on a web site. If you need different sizes or resolutions, please contact us. These photos are free and available to all for publication.
Photo attribution: Photos by Mike Gould.


Click to download 300 dpi photo

Photo of Laser Artist Mike Gould
(2.7M 300DPI)

Blurb:
Mike Gould, Laser Artist with "Stratus 10", his entry into the 2012 ArtPrize competition. Pictured is the apparatus that projects kinetic laser art. This is in the atrium of the JW Marriott hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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Part of Team Stratus 10
(2.6M 300DPI)

Blurb:
Most of team Stratus 10. From left: Mike Gould, Steve Rich, Tom Bray, Zita Gillis, Wayne Gillis. Not shown: Krunal Desai, John Langs.


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Stratus 10
(4.6M 300DPI)

This is Stratus 10, an interactive, kinetic laser sculpture by laser artist Mike Gould. Six lasers illuminate the atrium of the JW Marriott hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The laser light is controlled by a visitor via a Kinect box, which translates their movement into changes in the display.


Photos From test at the JW Marriott July 16th, 2012

Click on the thumbnails below for large, print-friendly (300dpi) versions. Please don't use the thumbnails below for print, although they will work on a web site. If you need different sizes or resolutions, please contact us. These photos are free and available to all for publication.
Photo attribution: Photos and Photoshopping by Mike Gould.

Stratus 10 ArtPrize entry Demo of the Stratus 10 laser display
(4.7M 300dpi)


Blurb:
A demonstration/test of the Stratus 10 laser display in the atrium of the JW Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 2012. Shown is a 24-story atrium wall onto which is projected the output of six powerful lasers, run through carefully-designed optical gizmos. The display will be under control of a Kinect system, which will allow visitors to control the brightness and speed of the patterns with their movements.


Video

This is a recording of the prototype laser projector, which gives you a rough idea of what the final display will look like. Due to aspect ratio issues, the display here is running left to right; the final image will be running bottom to top. Imagine this 16 feet wide by 250 feet tall...