Anthony "Nino" Meyo - Artist / Musician / DJ / Reiki Master
The Cubocteye has become an evolving theme within my works of art over the last three years. At its core, The Cubocteye has the form of an Archimedean Solid, called the Cuboctahedron, which is also referred to as the Vector Equilibrium. The nature of the Vector Equilibrium and its inherent geometric structure represents the ultimate and perfect condition wherein the movement of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium. The Eye of Providence, overlayed on top of the geometric matrix represents the Divine Consciousness. When these symbols are combined, the alchemical intention is to bring about a sense of awareness and remembrance of the Christ Consciousness and Universal Life Force within the self and all things through the pursuit of the state of perfect balance, in other words, absolute equilibrium in life.
Timothy "C-Rex" Johnson - Artist / Maker / Producer / Filmmaker
Coming from a background in Film Production and the Production Arts, the process of collaborating with artists who possess skills I do not, has always been a part of my thinking in order to create work more beautiful and interesting than I might otherwise on my own. As this set of LED-infused panels are part of my larger work, the Mystic Flyer Experience “mutant vehicle” art bus, they represent my goal of combining art and technology and showcasing the work of other artists I encounter in my process, whose images I feel thematically tie-in to the other existing pieces.
Designed initially for the annual Burning Man event, the Mystic Flyer Experience is about freeing one’s consciousness for transformational experiences, whether they be the feelings and thoughts generated by the images themselves, the LED lights and patterns themselves, or the nuance created by combining the two elements which constantly change as day gives way to night. I encourage participants to attempt to view the work in both circumstances and feel how their perception changes as they notice the patterns and color shifting over the fixed image.
Timothy Johnson spent his Ohio-born youth making a couple of Super 8 stop-motion animation shorts and years of shooting jr. high and high school sporting events with early video cameras. His first formal training earned him an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-professional Media Production. This led to his acceptance into New York University's Tisch School of The Arts where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Production, graduating with honors.
While living in New York City, he grew his range of experience to cover the full gamut of the Production Arts. From technician work on features, shorts, commercials, music videos, and industrials to tabletop rigging and lighting for commercial photo shoots. Then more rigging, carpentry, and lighting for conventions, music and theatrical performances, and heavy-lifting, cabling, and tweaking of corporate audio/visual gear. He even did large-scale holiday décor installation and window dressing! Next came Los Angeles where he would continue to build up his resume in both live-action and stop-motion animation productions. LA was also the base from which he began his journey as a Burning Man artist. His cumulative skill set would prove invaluable to developing a desire and ability for creating large-scale projects and a popular arts, educational, and entertainment theme camp.
Timothy currently resides in Cleveland where he is continuing to develop pieces to add-on and improve the Mystic Flyer Experience by combining art and technology in beautiful and novel ways that encourage interactivity and transformational experiences for participants, as well as, generate interest in commissioned, custom installations for events, architectural design, and civic-beautification initiatives.