Saturday 12 July 2008

Chronotopic Anamorphosis by Marginalia Project

André Mintz created this short video of himself doing some normally mundane things on video while each line on the screen is delayed by one second with a software program called Processing. This makes everything appear very liquid and malleable. He did this for his marginalia project and is based on Zbigniew Rybczynski’s; The Fourth Dimension.

Belo Horizonte of the Marginalia Project explains what “Chronotopic Anamorphosis” is all about:

The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distorsion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis. The effect was completely based on Zbigniew Rybczynski's "The Fourth Dimension", but transposed to Processing programming environment and performed in real-time. The software still has some memory issues, specially when the image rendering is combined with video recording, as it can be seen in this video.

This experiment was made within the context of Marginalia Project.
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