MOVEMENT X

2010

A single, moving image is projected as a stereoscopic illusion together with pulsing light onto one screen.

The viewer sees algorithmically generated systems of semi-opaque particles, which might be described through qualities such as consistency, current, density and liquidity. Embedded within and only occasionally visible are the faint traces of a body in extreme slow motion, as if noise-particles have infested and deteriorated the image. The 3D information of the body-movement is faithfully recreated within the projected 3D space. But the surface of the body dissolves as a result of noise-colonization and liquefying movement techniques.Pulsed light in drifting intensities further dissolves the surface of the projection screen, but not as a 3D-illusion. Emitting pure light onto the screen in sequenced amplitudes results in ambiguous perception, an uncertainty between the illusion of the projection and awareness of the surface as an object. The original image of the body may occur in miniature fractions of time between pulses. The encounter intended is not an invitation (to experience another world) but denial (in front of an eventually sealed surface). What is looked at is a projection. The projector is the viewer.

premiere

duration

format

source image

projection

light

display

sound

space

 

performer

software

 

production

co-production

2010 — Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

20 minutes

3D (passive)

2 x 1440x1050 / 30 fps

2 x 1440x1050 / 30 fps

with polarised and LEE 106 filters

6 Atomic 3000 strobes (4 red / 2 white)

silver screen

4.2

black box, black carpet

 

Toshiko Oiwa

Dirk Langheinrich

 

Epidemic, Paris

Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing 

© 2020 by Ulf Langheinrich