This March, the Digital Fabrication Residency team worked with artist Ericka Beckman to produce her current installation at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. "You the Better" was created in 1983 however this is the first time it is exhibited as a full installation in New York. You the Better deals with gaming, competitive play and rules that continually change for the players but based on mathematical algorithms of chance. The core contenders "players" are divided into teams whose actions are guided by "the House" and "Bettor". Beckman expands the game space of the film into the gallery with sculptures that correspond to key visuals within the film.
The Digital Fabrication Residency team worked with Beckman engineering the CAD design needed to create the sculptures installed at Mary Boone Gallery as well as project managament coordinating fabrication, production and assembly of the works. Mark Rosen engineered the interactive lighting components, electronics and programming of the sculptures.
You the Better will be on view at Mary Boone Gallery, at 541 West 24 Street from March 7- April 25, 2015. For further information visit, www.maryboonegallery.com