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Seeing Things to Seeing Machines
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Revolving Projection Stage

Course: Seeing Things to Seeing Machines \ Norman Klein\ Art Center \ Media Design Program \ Spring 2011

This is a group project I've created with Adam Fichbach. We were interested in exploring and investigating performance and reformative use of the moving image, with an interest to re-mediate images both on screen and onto architectural objects. A new virtual space is created. One in which a space intertwines both old forms of viewing and new forms of viewing in a moving perspective of images and video. Employing technologies and aesthetics that pay homage to the historical backbone of the moving image in juxtaposition to the contemporary digital, video and networked screen. The form and structure of “the little stage” is reminiscent of historical forms of seeing machines, whereas the moving images that are mapped onto the stage reflect that of contemporary digital technology.

The story is silent and in black and white. It’s an abstract story about the monotonous, autonomous humanoid actions of an AI system. The monotonous routine the character goes through cycles over and over again; once the story ends, it begins where it left off. In view of this the stages and the structure are set so that it rotates in the same respective, repetitive, rotation; that is, the story begins again when it ends (so after the final physical rotation of the stage, its starts back up again where it left off.) The story is reflective of an existentialist narrative that takes place in blank time, and it contrasts the white noise to the viewer’s point-of-view.

The device works by rotating the stage inside the structure, which allows for four interconnected stages. An operator can rotate the stages by using the attached handle on the side. The video being projected is mapped onto the surfaces on the stage using 3D mapping techniques.

We built the structure out of acrylic that was cut with a laser cutter to spec. The pieces that are on the stage (3D video mapped onto) are also laser cut to spec.