Beyond the Screen

Today we started one of the key modules “Beyond the Screen” with Alex May. This is taking art outside of the computer screen environment and putting it into the environment. The world becomes your screen and Alex, a practicing full time artist, has done many such installations. His software which allows you to paint digitally for video is really excellent and we got a chance to start using this in groups. The exciting thing for me was that video projection presents huge opportunities to make things very three dimensional. Instead of just projecting onto a flat wall you can add all kinds of objects and planes which means when you view the installation from different angles it looks completely different. One projection can suddenly look like three. Here is our team’s first installation in the tutorial room. The images were moving and incorporated some video elements but you can’t see that from the stills:


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