MIKE GOULD
Laser Artist

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.


Mike Wins 2013 ILDA Award!

Laser Artist Mike Gould holding his 2013 ILDA award
Laser artist Mike Gould has been named the winner of the Most Innovative Application in the Artistic Award category at this year's ILDA Conference, held in Aalen, Germany. ILDA is the International Laser Display Association, the organization that supports the laser light show industry. The photo above shows him holding the award, in front of some of his signature linear laser lumia kinetic art.

The award was for his entry into the 2012 Grand Rapids Art Prize, Stratus 10. This piece was a work of kinetic laser art that was 16 feet wide by 24 stories tall, consisting of swirling abstract laser light provided by 6 laser projectors that the artist designed and constructed.

Press Release for ILDA Award
(MikeGouldILDAaward.pdf)

Click here for a 300dpi Hi-Res version of the above photo for print. (MikeGouldILDA.jpg) Caption: "Laser Artist Mike Gould holds his 2013 ILDA award, rewarded for his 2012 Grand Rapids ArtPrize entry, Stratus 10. In the background is some of his signature linear laser lumia kinetic art."

ILDA Awards brochure with info about Mike's entry and others'
(2013 Awards Booklet.pdf, 5M)
Hi-Res photo of Stratus 10
More details on the awards


L is for Laser

Latest project: L is for Laser
3-Minute video about L is for Laser
Go to the L is for Laser Press Page

Stratus 10 at 2012 ArtPrize

  • 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)

Items in the news

Article in European magazine, Electro Optics
Mike was interviewed by this prestigious magazine for their November 2013 issue. Click on the link above and go to page 20.

The Henry Ford Museum Blog profiled Mike in this spotlight. Also linked from the Maker Faire Detroit blog.


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

MLive did a video montage of ArtPrize entries, and used our lasers as its icon. See video here - we are around half-way through the presentation.

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

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 230 feet tall...