Journey: fossils, extract
3D prints for Journey: Fossils
Vue d’exposition: Campus Exhibition, Ars Electronica, Linz, Autriche exposition collective
Journey: empty life, extract
3D prints for Journey: empty life
Caroline Bernard (Lili range le chat), Michiko Tsuda
3D prints made from sequences shot in airports
The airport is a place built around procedures which are identical throughout the world. Space is organized and calibrated by a legalist chronology: checking in, going through customs, picking up one’s luggage, etc. Films have been collected for several years and describe the standardized passage of individuals through these analogous spaces.
Journey: empty life
3D prints resulting from the analysis of sequences shot in airports. Objects are modeled according to the visibility of elements on the image. Space shows aberrations since it cannot be built on the visual information of the filmed sequence only. Objects are also timelines; a centimeter in length corresponds to approximately one second of film. These 3D prints are intended to connect airports door to door, Detroit to Osaka, and so on, in a modulatory way, knowing that these connections are sometimes highly political.
These 3D prints are modeled through the automatic analysis of sequences shot in airports. A tracking shot turns into a tunnel; shape is created by the movement of the camera. Because time that has passed has been shot, from one side to the other, the object is a timeline. The Detroit print shows a lateral movement of the camera and has been shot from the handrail of a moving walkway. Once printed, we understand the defects of the camera recording; we are left only with a world full of voids and liquefied in a block. The airport is a place which is full and without holes, since movement is partitioned and calibrated by procedures. Here, the place has melted; its limits have melted away and its constraining strengths have disappeared. A crash, an accident took place. Just as in Pompei, a sedimentation force has petrified the scene as is.
Read the article from Dominique Moulon about the Elektra Festival of Montreal, June 2013