Hyper-Matrix is a kinetic landscape installation created for the Hyundai Motor Group Exhibition Pavilion in Korea, the 2012 Yeosu EXPO site. The installation consists of a specially made huge steel construction to support thousands of stepper motors that control 320x320mm cubes that project out of the internal facade of the building. The foam cubes are mounted to actuators that move them forward and back by the steppers, creating patterns across the three-sided display. Comprised of what at first appear to be three blank white walls, Hyper-Matrix installation quickly comes to life as thousands of individual cubic units forming a field of pixels begin to move, pulsate, and form dynamic images across the room, creating infinite number of possibilities in the vertical, 180 degree, landscape. In addition, as the boxes are arranged at only 5mm narrow intervals, the wall can also be a nice moving screen for the images projected on to it.
Hyundai Motor Group Pavilion (Intergrated Experience Hall), EXPO 2012, YEOSU, KOREA
May 12 ~ Aug 12, 2012
하이퍼매트릭스는 2012 여수세계박람회 현대자동차관을 위해 만들어진 Kinetic Landscape Installation이다. 이 설치물은 건물 내부 파사드에서 돌출하는 수 천개의 320x320mm큐브, 이 각각의 큐브를 제어하는 수 천개의 스테퍼모터와 이를 지지하는 거대한 철제구조물로 구성되어있다. 스테퍼모터에 의해 앞뒤로 움직이는 엑츄에이터에 흰색 스티로폼 큐브가 장착되어져, 살아있는 듯한 패턴을 만들어내게 된다. 첫 눈에 아무것도 없는 흰 벽으로 보이는 3면이, Pixel field를 형성하는 수 천개의 개별 큐빅들이 움직이고 박동하면서, 방 전체에 걸쳐 다이내믹한 이미지를 만들어내며, 수직, 수평의 랜드스케이프 속에서 무수한 가능성들을 창출해내게 되는 것이다. 또한 5mm의 간격으로 미세하게 배열되어있는 큐브박스들의 벽은 그 위에 투사되는 이미지를 위한 움직이는 스크린의 역할도 해낼 수 있다.
2012 여수세계박람회 현대자동차기업관 (통합체험관)
2012년 5월 12일 ~ 8월 12일
Hyper-Matrix created by [media artist group : J o n p a s a n g], based in Seoul, Korea,
led by Jin-Yo Mok in collaboration with Earl Park, Sookyun Yang, Sangwook Yu, Jinwook Yeo.
New media art duo SWEATSHOPPE aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy are back from Europe with a new video that showcases their live interactive video wheatpaste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris. Over a two week period the duo pasted their videos in over 10 spots including the Berlin Wall, Les Invalides, Cordy House and even constructed a 5 meter telescopic electronic paint roller to create a two-story tall video painting in Bristol.
Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time.
Please note: ISS Tronized is now part of a spectacular ISS Documentary: "ISS Image Frontier - making the invisible visible" - with Dr. Don Pettit / NASA Astronaut! vimeo.com/61083440!
--- Do you remember 1982's "TRON" movie? The plot: A computer programmer (epic: Jeff Bridges) is digitized inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out. I loved the light cycle races and strange solar wind ships...
Back in the real word the ISS is in a way one of these solar ships, constantly rotating around us. A tiny white spot, as it can be seen racing over the sky from time to time, when illuminated by the sunset (and sunrise ;).
This Video was achived by "stacking" image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station (see also fragileoasis.org/blog/2012/3/on-the-trails-of-stars/). These "stacks" create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible. For example lightning corridors within clouds, but they also show occasional satellite tracks (or Iridium Flashes) as well as meteors - patterns that interrupt the main Star Trails, and thus are immediately visible.
The many oversaturated hot pixels in some of the scenes are the inevitable result of ultrahigh ISO settings the Nikon D3s in ISS-use are pushed to for keeping exposure times short by all means (owed to the dramatic speed the ISS travels). As there are no dark frames or RAW data currently available, hot pixels are not easy to remove.
After the initial stacking, all images have been sequenced with Apple Motion and the Video cut and edited with Final Cut Pro X. Stacking done with StarStaX, get it here: markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html
Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (plightwithlight.org/index.php?id=49&L=1) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste! And don't forget, it is your tax money that lights up the sky!
Oh, and visit my friends at the UNESCO Project TWAN (twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky!
Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!
All the best,
PS: At about 1:42 you see Comet "Lovejoy" rising...