This project created by Jacob Villanueva and Jeff Clark is an installation that uses maps from the City of Austin translated into a vivid display of LEDs. The installation is in the shape of the Boggy Creek Watershed and is intended to engage and bring awareness to the impact of our neighborhoods on local ecosystems. This project is commissioned by the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places TEMPO Program.
Jacob Villanueva and Jeff Clarke are inspired by Austin’s landscape and have decided to bring more exposure to the park system by providing an information network through an abstract visual experience. Villanueva is an artist focused on interactive video installations and is inspired by the unpredictability of audience reactions as well as audience integration into his projects. Clarke is a designer pursuing creative solutions for mending the disjointed urban fabric of the built American landscape.
Jacob Villanueva is an Austin based digital media professional and artist. He received his B.F.A. from The University of Texas in Transmedia and currently serves as Art & Multimedia Director at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit media organization. His creative projects involve video, photography and interactive installations. Villanueva allows the audience to participate with the artwork and sometimes the audience becomes part
Jeff Clarke is an American designer from Texas, currently based in Austin. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Texas A & M University and a Masters Degree from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Today, Jeff is pursuing creative solutions for mending the disjointed urban fabric of the built American landscape. Living abroad and extensive travelling throughout the developed and developing world continually inform his design work.