<Try Triangle> is an elaborate kinetic installation where viewers experience moving triangles of laser beams created by reflecting the light on the finely controlled running mirrors and accompanying tangible sound in a dark room.
This work could be understood in the context of immersive media as well as a kinetic sculpture. The materials used here are (laser) light beams and sound waves produced by delicate mechanical systems digitally controlled through sophisticated computation.
When viewers enter the dark room, laser beams cut three triangles at the corner of the dark room. The three triangles start to transform themselves showing varying triangular shapes and sizes as the mirrors that act as their vertices are running on the rail along the three edges of the corner and reflecting the coming light beams.
Viewers’ sensory systems take an active part in this work like they do in immersive media. The light triangles can be experienced by viewers as lines where light runs like water, solid surfaces, hollow spaces, three-dimensional objects, portals to another dimension or as any combination of these, constructing their own kinetic sculptures. If a viewer is well versed in computational thinking, she might contemplate the inherent beauty in the elaborate transforming process from algorithmic numbers into moving triangles feeling as if she were peeking in a Pythagoras’ dream.
The sound generated in real time based on the information from the moving triangles forms another layer of the experience. The movements of the sound running among the seven speakers arranged in the dark room with manipulated time difference construct a phantom like layer of synesthetic sound image through the viewers’ sensory system. Moving in sync or sometimes out of sync with the visual movements of the triangles, they contribute to the viewers’ subjective construction of the work.
Earl Park, Saza Kim, Jeong-sik Bae
Sunjin Choi: Support in Prototyping
Supported by the Asia Culture Center (ACC_R Creators in Lab Artist-In-Residence Program)
@ Asia Culture Center Creation Space 2, Gwangju, South Korea