Projection, Nylon string
Kimchi and Chip
This project involves projecting onto many nylon threads, threaded horizontally across a gallery space. The creators, Elliot Woods and Mimi Son, developed an open source toolkit using openFrameworks for calibrating the projections in 3D, which creates a nice effect of recession as the pieces plays out. The projection light catches on the threads and creates a mesmerizing, seemingly tangible light play. The documentation for the installation evokes space imagery for me. As far as the creators’ inspiration, I can imagine they were influenced by Anthony McCall’s “Line Describing a Cone”, which is an 1973 work that uses light projection to define form. The creators also cite analogue broadcasts as inspiration as well, borrowing and abstracting from achieved footage.
Cool addon: ofxPSBlend
Description: openFrameworks Photoshop blending math with GLSL. Tested on OSX.
I’d be interested to see how the image blending was implemented and could be augmented. I’ve been thinking about how/what to do with large data sets of images and one option would be to toy with their actual appearance. This addon could be a way into that thinking.