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Projective style

One of my friend Yanshun(http://yanshunvision.com/) who is a photographer in China.Some of his work use projector project on model’s body,then capture the picture.The visual effect is amazing and dramatic.I found that numbers of artist enjoy using projective image to create their work,such as performance,photography or even painting,which also achieve a nice effect.

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It also remind me a MV I saw before ,it also use projector project on people’s face.It is impressive.

Thus,I want to make some experiment of using projective image.Try to figure out what will inspire me.

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Water Light Graffitti

The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city. More pictures and details on Digitalarti : http://bit.ly/O2v7aw

I remember in about 2010,I had watched a exhibition of The Creators Project.There had a interactive artwork which audiences can control the computer to paint in the air by their hand.It was common technology now.But i don’t like it after I interactive with it.Although it is completely new technology to me at that time,but I don’t think it is a nice artwork.Because I thought it is more like a technology show than a artwork.The screen and painting were mess that combine every audiences’ engagement.It was lack of visual aesthetics because most audience are neither trained about art nor know how to draw.

But look at this Water Light Graffiti,I think this is a nice piece.Compare with that work,this one is use audiences’ untrained painting skill to interactive as well.But this one you can see,even the painting is mess,but it is within aesthetics.The big difference between these two works is artist consider how to present painting.Water Light Graffiti is smartly use LED light to display painting,those small light dot are interesting.Besides,using water as media is creative.The aesthetics of this work is display on the process of engagement.

Voice transformation

1.“Voice Tunnel” is a large-scale interactive installation designed to transform the Park Avenue Tunnel during the “Summer Streets” Annual Celebration in New York City. The tunnel which created by Raphael Lozano-Hemmer goes from 33rd to 40th streets and is open for pedestrians for the first time in its almost 200 year history. The piece consists of 300 powerful theatrical spotlights that produce columns of light along the walls and cladding of the tunnel. All fixtures are floormounted right beside the walls, seven feet from each other, shining past the spring line, fading along the internal curved surface of the tunnel, just reaching its crown.(from http://www.lozano-hemmer.com/voice_tunnel.php)

I found this work is quite smart,use people’s voice which unexpected and uncontrollable to transform in visual.Raphael Lozano-Hemmer has created a similar work before,use voice to transform.Both of them are dramatic.

2.’Which is your brass voice?’ is Aether & Hemera interactive installation employing new media and Artificial Intelligence software to create an engaging multi-sensory experience for festival audiences. The installation invites people to discover their brass voice by speaking, singing, shouting or whispering into microphones; the Artificial Intelligence behind the artwork analyses the individual nuances of volume, pitch and the intonation of people’s voices and creates a new music composition in real time. The sequence of notes gathered from the microphones is compared to the vast musical knowledge gathered from hundreds of brass scores to generate the note to be played next.
These brass sounds outputted through surrounding speakers are at the same time synchronised to localized coloured LED lights and light projections within the space to create a fully immersive experience for visitors.(from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBPKnJbPQoQ)

I also found an artwork which use voice as element to transform as well.This one is different,it use audiences’ voice transform to brass voice and light.But I don’t like it because it is mess if interactive with audience who do not have music knowledge.

Thus I think these two artwork would be good example of my research paper.

CLOUD: An Interactive Sculpture

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs (new and burnt out) by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to create wonder and inspire collaboration. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context. During exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD by initiating impromptu collaborations, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off.

This work use a simple way to interact,but display a nice visual result.However,this interaction is a little bit boring,audiences’ curiosity will disappear quickly,after all it is a simple daily action.But I think artists is clever,because they use a most simple way to express their idea,without too much high-technology,some time these ordinary ways can create a dramatic result.