When Paris became “The City of Lights” in 1820, it also became the first city to have it’s architectural space implied by artificial light- becoming at nighttime, a constellation of urban planning. 3D space becomes vectors of light in the dark, with additional nodes added or subtracted according to human habitation.
Not only am I
by this constructed form of perception, but also how principles of motion and reflection interact with the equation. Blinking lights as seen from a train window or the reflection of those blinking lights as seen reflecting on the surface of a window, superimposed over other spatial and directional information.
In SubTokyo I used digital video footage shot from trains, buses, and car windows of laterally moving cityscapes to evoke the impressions I had when I first arrived in Tokyo. I took the train from Narita to Shinjuku station by train at night, never having seen the city before, but imagining it’s structure by millions of vectors of light.