Aura

Reflections on a Table

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Category:
ARTWORK
Type:
documentation / installation art / interactive art
Keywords:
2D / augmented reality / interactive / interface / moving image / still image / virtual reality
Creation Date:
2003 - 2005
Language:
English
Description:
This interactive installation is based on the phenomena of cylindrical anamorphosis. Distorted circular pictures projected around the chrome steel cup standing on the top of a table, showing its virtual surroundings. On the projection surface, these images are chaotic and incomprehensible. But when reflected on the surface of the mug, they form coherent moving images, representing the fictional environments of the object. As the visitor drags the mug on the tabletop, the projected anamorphic image follows its movements, showing different views of its virtual environment, just like it would reflect its real surroundings. In the mirror of the mug's surface only a small portion of the environment is visible, thus the visitor has to drag it through the whole tabletop area to scan the total surroundings. In other words the mug serves as the interface, and the image-restoring device at the same time. (Z.Sz-M.)

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Original Title (English):
Aura
Original Subtitle:
Reflections on a Table
Location:
ZKM│Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnlologie, Karlsruhe