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SCAN SWEEP SWIPE WIPE 2015

Scan Sweep Swipe Wipe investigates the possibilities of volumetric imagery; imagery that can literally be seen 'in the air' in three physical dimensions. The goal of the work is not generating a realistic three-dimensionality that represents reality as we know it, but finding a method to create imagery that can be described as dynamic sculpting with video.

The heart of the machine is a projection surface that spins around its center. From above a projector shines on the diagonally positioned screen. Visitors are scanned with three video cameras that are mounted at the middle of the installation. The projection surface starts spinning once a visitor is detected and with the visitor's body movement contributing to the dynamics of the imagery, the result has an unusual spatial presence and intriguing plasticity.

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Currently two versions of the work exist: the large scale original that was commissioned by DordtYart; and a smaller version made for a presentation at C-Space during the Beijing Design-week 2015.

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Producer:
Marnix de Nijs

Software and imagery:
Brecht Debackere, Brussels, BE

Commissioned by:
DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL

Financial support:


Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, NL;

Many thanks to:
The Dordtyard-crew, Richard Bierhuizen, Jaap van de Land
and for the Beijing version, C-space


Marnix de Nijs © 2015