Patterned by nature is a 10′ x 90′ ribbon composed of 3,600 glass LCD tiles. By varying independently varying the transparency of each tile, animations can be displayed on the ribbon surface. The installation runs through 20 pre-programed animations that celebrate abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process.
My favorite aspect of this installation is its simplicity of form and integration into the space. The use of varied transparency to create figures allows the environment to interact with the animations in a compelling way.
The piece currently cycles through 20 pre-programmed animations. I wonder how the viewers experience might change if they were allowed to interact and create their own patterns. What if the installation reacted to patterns occurring naturally within the space, such as, the spacing or motion of people below it.
Vanishing Point creates a space within a space using light. With the use of projection mapping, arbitrary vanishing points are chosen to define new volumes and spacial divisions to be explored by the audience.
I was most struck by the way light can be used to manipulate our experiences of reality and relationship to a physical space. Makes me wonder how much of out everyday experience is a result of our individual perception and how easily it can be manipulated.
I wonder if the experience could have been made more dynamic by adding animations to the projections that simulated motion. This could have added to the distortion of space feeling. It’s hard to tell without experiencing the piece in person though.