MPC New York has created a generative artwork for the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. The Color Project is part of an ongoing R&D concept created by MPC Digital in collaboration with artist Thompson Harrell.
The Color Project focuses on exploring narratives through color, line, and form found in geographic satellite imagery. This implementation of the project highlights the locations from many of the films that have been championed by IFP.
The formal motifs of each film location are explored in the form of a grid of 162 globes. In beautifully synchronicity, each view first plunges from space, coming to a stop on a single color in the landscape, creating a place-specific mosaic. Hopping from one location to the next, the piece reveals the character of Bogotá, Colombia (Maria Full of Grace), Cleveland, New York City, Florida (Stranger than Paradise), Vietnam and Virginia (The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers), among others, while also drawing attention to the contrast between the locations.