Interesting project from Kimchi and Chips blends the analogue with the digital - live depth rendering and projection onto a swaying sheet to produce a ghostly form captured with long exposure photography:
A vertical flag of fabric is stroked by the wind, displaced by curves of air pressure, swinging back and forth. As it sweeps, it extrudes a trail of light which draws a moon floating in space. The flag renders this moon from another reality, the silk surface acts as a boundary between 2 realities, intermediating the laws of the 2 realms.
Inspired by the 2 moons of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and the flags of space travel, the artists present a portal into another existence where another moon orbits. This other place is made material by the fabric of the flag.
Long exposure photography trades the dimension of time for a dimension of space, extruding the moon into existence on a set of photographic prints, the technology capturing a painting, enacted by the details of the wind.
Lunar Surface begins a new line of enquiry for drawing into the air for studio Kimchi and Chips, forming artistic collaborations between technology and nature. The fabric is tracked by a 3D camera whilst a projector replays a response onto it according to its evolving shape.
Below is a very short video demonstrating how the form is rendered in realtime:
More at Kimchi and Chips here
Walton Ford’s large-scale watercolors currently on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery examine the intersection of the natural world with human culture. Read more on Hi-Fructose.