A liquid crystal display
Prismatica is a new project by artist Kit Webster in which a series of pyramid-shaped crystals are fixed to an LCD screen and 'mapped' with a geometric animation...
Webster uploaded two minutes worth of footage from the new work to Vimeo (the excellent Triangulation blog picked up on it, the artist also uploaded it to the CR Feed) and it's a treat. In essence, an animated digital pattern is mapped to the vertices of the crystals, Webster explains, so that each one is illuminated individually and in formation.
"The animations are further refracted through the geometry of the crystals in accordance with the shifting perspective of the observer," says the Melbourne-born artist, "which in turn alters the way the illuminations appear and interact with reflections of surrounding lights within the space." Prismatica apparently carries on from his visual and perceptual experiments with "immersive installations".
I thought the lights video was very effective and I am sure it would have been even more impressive being in the same room.
Regarding the 1st video... It looks like a visualisation displayed on a monitor screen, but it's not. The pyramid shapes make an amazing effect of illusion. Perfect!
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