Motion Mapping is a video drawing that documents the daily activity occurring in the space of an installation over the course of an exhibit.
Visitors were drawn into a luminous penetrable volume of string in which two small LCD screen presenting student work were embedded. Upon entering visitors quickly disappeared into the solid while others already inside suddenly reemerged while interacting with the disappearing and reappearing ghosted projections of the previous users of the space.
The project was inspired by "Parallel," by Ryuji Sibata in which the mosaic pattern of a swimming pool's bottom in its distortion reveals the movement of a swimmer as it interfaces the body of water.
Like the body of water in Moholy-Nagy's example, a fluid inhabitable volume was created. By using 18 miles of string threaded and hanging from laser cut panels with a pattern of varying densities, a penetrable solid was formed. This solid was made luminous and also measurable by the projection of slowly changing colored light and moving horizontal lines which penetrated the space at different densities marking time at three different rates.
Motion Mapping took place at the Beyond Media International Festival of Architecture and Media, at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy in December of 2005.
And at the Digital Exchange Exhibition, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Louisville, Kentucky from October to December 2006.
Presently Motion Mapping is on display at the Asheville Art Museum until September 2012.