The artwork of Sheldon Brown is concerned about overlapping and reconfiguring private and public spaces; how new forms of mediation are proliferating co-existing public realms whose geographies and social organizations become ever more diverse. Art that explores schismatic junctions of these zones – the edges of their coherency - allow glimpses into their formative structures and provide a view that suggests transformative modes of being, extending constrained boundaries.
Examples of this include projects such as "In the Event" at the Key arena in Seattle where 9 computers choreograph multiple video streams across 28 monitors in a real time constructive engagement with the spectator's act of envisioning the events of the arena. In "The Video Wind Chimes" – an outdoor video installation/street lighting project – the culturally encoded part of the electromagnetic spectrum is transformed into the passive illumination of a nocturnal lighting system, articulated by the wind. Projects such as "Smoke and Mirrors" and "Mi Casa es tu Casa" , use the contextual apparatus of museums with adjacent mission scopes to the artworld, for bringing avant-garde strategies to engage ranges of social issues to venues that often use more pedantic forms of discourse.
His current projects include The Scalable City , with exhibitions at Ars Electronica, Shanghai MOCA, India International Center in New Delhi, SIGGRAPH 2007 and the National Academy of Sciences. And, a series of sculptures, Istoria , which explore the intersection of the virtual and physical worlds, created with a variety of computer controlled processes, and several interactive environments that utilize a cross-fertilization of virtual reality and game technologies.