Locust Projects Fall 2018 Open Call Submission: Amaziiing by Haiiileen

Amaziiing Description:

Artist Haiiileen creates a life-sized polychromatic labyrinth using tinted and marbleized acrylic walls and multi-colored LED lights to translate her means of facilitating her life’s work. Enter the labyrinth where every twist leads to another turn, combining to form a collection of paths guiding one into the center of an abstract world consisting of a mesmerizing spectrum of color and sound. This maze is seen as a representation of Haiiileen’s body, soul, and mind. The rhythmic call of her pulse lures one deeper into the labyrinth, where at the center they will find a crystal representation of her heart as an ode to what it really is to have passion, drive, dedication, will, the want to thrive. Once inside the installation, participants will find themselves submerged within a throbbing chamber of light and love, powered by her innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires.

Materials used will consist of chromed, marbleized, and clear acrylic pieces, steel, and LED lighting.

Artist Statement:

Communicating is a crucial yet constant struggle for me, and my work has always been the conduit between my thoughts and my audience. At times, it feels like the only language I know how to speak through is passion; and my passion can only be shown through my art, reflecting the struggles, hardships, good times, moments of bliss, and all of these components of my life that drive me to create. I’m constantly surrounded by triggers of light, color, and sound that cause the constant synesthetic hallucinations which generate the blueprints of my livelihood. The conviction I have to continue moving forward and constantly build greater and larger is only powered by my heart and soul, and I hope this becomes evident to all who enter my reality.

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Design of maze subject to change.

Labirynth is designed to be wheelchair accessible.

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Full overhead view of the labyrinth.

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Overhead view of the labyrinth. Black and white circles are just figures meant to represent the entrance path and exit path.

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Left-hand overhead view of the entrance.

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Right-hand overhead view of the entrance.

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Entrance view.

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View of the center of the maze from outside.

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Overhead view of the center.

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Overhead view of heart sculpture.

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View of heart sculpture at the center of the labyrinth.

YAA: WORKSHOP

8/2/18

Haiiileen led Young At Art’s Special Guest Artist program, providing the youth with a chance to learn how she uses light as a tool within her works through a special hands-on project. The children were able to build their own versions of Haiiileen’s signature mylar world and learned about her condition, synesthesia, which they were able to experience through the magic of diffraction glasses.

Special thanks to Young At Art Museum and funding Arts Boward

HaiiiLabs : Fundraiser

HaiiiLabs:  Fundraiser 

 

✨Purchase your tickets here ✨

Come and Get Haiii on Life!

 

You are cordially invited to attend a night of drinks and entertainment featuring a silent auction hosted by Haiiileen to benefit the Haiiilabs Fundraiser Campaign.

Haiiilabs is an open studio concept where artists can have the freedom and availability to come and explore options for sourcing for materials and creative spaces, all facilitated through partnerships made by artist Haiiileen.

100% of all proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will benefit the Haiilabs Fundraiser!

Enjoy a complimentary drink by Effen Vodka and lite bites by Phuc Yea.

For more info on how to participate in the silent auction, please contact get@haiiileen.com

When: August 29th, 2018

7:00 p.m-11:00 pm

Where: Phuc Yeah

7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Tickets: $25

Supported by: Phuc Yeah, Effen Vodka

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Silent Auction Sponsors:

(more to come)

* The Bass Museum with a Single Membership

* Young At Art Museum with a Family Membership 

* Phuc Yea Dinner Experience

* Junior and Hatter with 2 Color and Cut for Women

* Junior and Hatter with 2 Hot Shave and Cut for Men

* iShine with Gift Certificate

* ABB Waxing with Gift Certificate

* Lomas Rodriguez with a Private Photo Shoot

* Nmsalgar with an Original Painting

* Temptu Airbrush Kit with Foundations

* Adrienne Arsht Center with 2 Event Tickets

* Vagabond Motel with a Holiday Package

* Exhale spa with 10 Pack of Fitness Classes

* SkinbyCeleb with a Gift Certificate

 

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My name is @Haiiileen and I am an interdisciplinary artist specializing in developing immersive environments that include custom-made large-scale light sculptures. I’ve always had a fascination with the concept of being able to envelop my audiences and take them into alternate realities through my work. Many of my past works share the common theme of taking spaces and creating abstract environments within them that have the ability to take the viewers to another place in time. A new destination fabricated by multisensory experiences and my synesthesia-fueled imagination: Miami’s first experimental open studio.

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For the past year, I have been developing an experiential concept that blurs the boundary between performance art and an open studio format where I am able to invite the local community into my creative process, transporting the host space and visitors into multidimensional worlds of color, light, and fantasy also serving as a platform for alternative translations.

As a female mentor within my city of Miami, I feel that this project is something that is needed for the growth of our artistic population and can only push the limitations of what can be experienced and created. I would like to be able to provide the opportunity for individuals from the community to be a part of something greater, having the possibility to interact with not only each other but with the public platform I can provide for them to create with.

This concept will allow for not only me to have a space to continue creating, but for those who participate to have a chance to bring something in and leave something behind;

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This experimental open studio will be made up of two sections: the public space and artist studio. The public space will be a constantly evolving environment where the community will be able to explore, feel, dream, think and express their ideas. It will include a multisensory fabrication lab that will help further explore the theme of social interaction within the community. The artist studio will not only be where I will be creating but will also serve as a component of performance art, allowing those within the studio to watch me create.

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The bulk of the donations would go towards the cost of the studio space (approx. $8,000). The remaining donations will be allocated towards compensation for assistants and laborers involved (approx. $5,000), administrative and marketing costs (approx. $3,000), costs for design (approx. $2,000) and materials and supplies needed to make this vision come to life (approx. $7,000). Fortunately, I receive an overwhelming amount of donated materials from different partners throughout the city, which helps in reducing the cost of this project. The more funds I am able to raise, the more intricate this project can become, and in the case of overfunding, the extra money will provide more materials and supplies.

Remember, any donation from you or from friends you share this with is incredibly helpful!! Thank you so much for your support, I can’t wait to make this idea become reality!

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Diesel: Swim Week ’18

 

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Commissioned by Poplife

For this year’s Miami Swim Week, artist Haiiileen created two installations and a multimedia video piece showcasing Diesel’s Swim Week campaign within The Edition Hotel in Miami Beach. Diesel’s Campaign this year focused on a vaporwave vibe, aligning perfectly with Haiiileen’s past works and inspirations, making her the perfect artist to direct their Swim Week presentation.

In the Diesel suite, Haiiileen transformed the space into a neo-acid wonderland full of bright colors and lights, featuring a one of a kind light sculpture made of over 200 handcrafted acrylic tiles to create a chandelier. The room also had a video installation on display showing one of Haiiileen’s mylar installations.

Downstairs, Haiiileen transformed the entrance to Basement into one her multidimensional mylar installations.

Partherships by GlowBack Led  Faulkner Plastics

BTS:

Awesome Grant Proposal: Lightscapes

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Website@haiiileen ● Bio

I’ve recently been awarded my first solo exhibition at the Young At Art Museum from 11/2018 to 4/2019! The objective of my project is to explore the progression of light and color theory in a manner that can be easily understood and exciting to explore for the youth in my community. “Lightscapes” would be comprised of three major light sculptures and a fabrication lab in a 3,000sqft gallery. The concepts of color theory, quantum physics through lighting and synesthesia as an audio-visual infused reality can be investigated by my audience in an immersive multi-sensory approach that is not only easily understood, but exciting, captivating, and thought-provoking. The concepts in question have been neglected, not many people really seek to understand why we see things the way we do or why our world appears the way it is. I want to be able to shed light on such an important yet seldom questioned part of our lives through mesmerizing optics, illusions, textures, and patterns that are meant to be examined and used in order to be understood. One of the featured light sculptures, Aqua, consists of over 70 custom acrylic elements and mirrors, creating a sweeping arrangement, embodying the theme of light and how it travels within reflections and perceptions. I would also like to make an adult-sized children’s mobile made of over 300 custom acrylic sculptures meant to be experienced at different angles. These different perceptions will be achieved with several different “viewing areas” that will allow for differences in lighting and filters to properly convey the vastness of possibility through light. The fabrication lab would bring the concepts of electricity, + and – wavelengths, light frequencies, and light theory into an interactive and immersive educational experience. The use of all of these audial, optical, and tactile senses will help create this neo-abstract reality within this space that will have the ability to translate different perceptions into our reality.

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Aqua, 2017
40 ft. x 30 ft.
Mix-media Light Sculpture

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Aqua, 2017
40 ft. x 30 ft.
Mix-media Light Sculpture

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An acrylic light chandelier with 120 custom hand shaped 2-inch thick acrylic light panels.

Potential Floor Plan

(subject to change)

 

HatchFund: HaiiiLabs

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My name @Haiiileen  and I am an interdisciplinary artist specializing in developing immersive environments that include large-scale light sculptures. I’ve always had a fascination with the concept of being able to envelop my audiences and take them into alternate realities through my work. Many of my past works have dealt with taking spaces and creating abstract environments within them that have the ability to take the viewers to another place in time; A new destination fabricated by multisensory experiences and my synesthesia-fueled imagination.

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For the past year, I have been developing an experiential concept that blurs the boundary between performance art and an open studio format where I am able to invite the local community into my creative process,Quote2_preview.png

As a female mentor inside my community of Miami, I feel that this project is something that is needed for the growth of our artistic population and can only push the limitations of what can be experienced and created. I would like to be able to provide the opportunity for individuals from the community to be a part of something greater, having the possibility to interact with not only each other but with the public platform I can provide for them to create with.

This concept will allow for not only me to have a space to continue creating, but for those who participate to have a chance to bring something in and leave something behind; Quote3_preview.pngThis experimental open studio will be made up of two sections: the public space and artist studio. The public space will be a constantly evolving environment, including a multisensory fabrication lab that will help further explore the theme of social interaction within the community. The artist studio will not only be where I will be creating but will also serve as a component of performance art, allowing those within the studio to watch me create.

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title-3_preview.pngThe bulk of the donations would go towards the cost of the studio space (approx. $8,000). The remaining donations will be allocated towards compensation for assistants and laborers involved (approx. $5,000), administrative and marketing costs (approx. $3,000), costs for design (approx. $2,000) and materials and supplies needed to make this vision come to life (approx. $7,000). Fortunately, I receive an overwhelming amount of donated materials from different partners throughout the city, which helps in reducing the cost of this project. The more funds I am able to raise, the more intricate this project can become, and in the case of overfunding, the extra money will provide more materials and supplies.

Remember, any donation from you or from friends you share this with is incredibly helpful!! Thank you so much for your support, I can’t wait to make this idea become reality!!

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Note: All donations made to my Hatchfund campaign are tax deductible! Once you make your gift, you’ll automatically receive a tax letter for your records.

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FOR MORE INFO


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Balloons Propsal

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I want to use the studio space for a truly immersive multi-sensory gallery concept. On display would be a series of images and a short film from one of my previous installations, Balloons, made up of prints and a short film projected onto the wall. The immersive experience would be manifested by filling the entire studio space with balloons, having the public essentially glide and float through the room to discover the works on display.

 

 

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The Ora @ Young at Art Museum

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“Ora”

An Exhibition at Young at Art Museum, April – August 2018

 Mixed-media, Acrylic, LED lighting  9 ft L x 6 ft W x 2 ft “Ora,” inspired by The Spirit, is the second edition in a series of sculptures created using the idea of handmade acrylic petals to formulate a crystalized sculpture piece symbolizing love, light, and transcendence through the use of light and color.

 

In partnership with Faulkner Plastics, GlowbackLED, and Advak Technologies