Thursday, January 17, 2008

The shadow side of life or “so hurry up and wait “*

Alright it's been a long time. I've been partly busy, partly depressed and partly just myself.

Somehow I couldn't find a chance to capture the videos of the new projection tests, that were related to the shadow idea. I do this now even so it's not important anymore. But it lead me to where I am now, which I will explain later.

I made an animation and set it to black and white so it appears as if it were shadows when being projected. It's funny and I just realized now by watching it that it actually looks like I'm “in the scene. The grass on the floor seems to be (a layer) in front of me. On the other hand when standing in front of the projection you can sense a feeling of being “in” there, too. I guess that's mainly due to the fact that you are close to the projection and it's bigger then you which gives you a feeling of depth/space. On the other hand it did not feel the same when projecting the colored version.

Next I tried out a combination. Projecting shadows and colored elements of the same animation from opposing sides. I did not found it that impressing. The projection was fairly small then, and that makes a difference. By watching it now I found one nice thing so. In the second video when I move in front of the projection the squares suddenly get a depth. This is because they have a shadow and appear towards the front (on my body).

* “hurry up and wait” by Stereophonics


mo said...

Also der erste WOW-Effekt ist auf alle Fälle auf deiner Seite.

henryk said...

Du beziehst dich genau worauf?

mo said...

na es macht optisch schonmal ordentlich was her .... kurzum hätte ich auch Lust, da mal "reinzugehen"

Ben said...

Wow, this looks really cool, I wish you'd shown it to me when it was set up. I particularly like the idea of overlaying the black & white projection on top of the colour projection, so that when you block out the B&W projection colour is revealed behind it.
I like the animation idea as well, its more abstract and therefore requires less of an explination of symbolism, or at least releases you from having to base your explination of the symbolism on existing historical interpretations of the symbols.