Pile an extra layer onto reality to make it collapse
2006

Viewers cast shadows that evoke atmospheric effects, such as seeing one's shadow cast onto fog. Because of the unusual method of generating the scenes — different from what viewers normally associate with moving imagery — even while standing right next to the halogen lights, viewers tend to think that the imagery originates from a projector. However, the imagery originates not from reality but from more humble means: the entire aurora scene is created from a small fold in the material. Using the material as volumetric reflectors makes it possible to create unpredictable and complex scenes from simple shapes.

This work engages metaphorically with the nonlinear way that one images oneself. As an image machine that constructs images and self-images, one produces and reproduces meanings, values and ideology in both sociality and subjectivity.


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