photo - pictures
The photo has become photos. Flows, series and sequences fabricated by digital manipulation transform the photo into pictures. Wapix YJMM is a duo of ‘chrono-pictographic’ frames. These frames display moments, places and situations rather than snapshots. Wapix JMYM enables the continual flow of pictures from one frame to the other. By moving the frames apart in space, the speed of image flow is regulated. The farther apart, the swifter the flow of one picture to the next. The screen displaying these pictures is translucent, which gives the image the quality of a digital ektachrome. It is sensitive to surrounding light, and this also gives a specific visual quality to pictures, unlike that of the standard screens that occupy living space.
Wapix YJMM is a device for diffusing photographic picture flows and is composed of two translucent screens, a back-lighting system and proximity sensors destined to transform the object into a regulating interface. The frames extract pictures from computer files via a radio frequency (wifi). The piloting software is composed of independent units (Widgets) that enable the user to put together his or her own display flows.
Carte blanche du VIA grant 2008