Across* is a real time system that generates lines from anything moving in the space. These lines would fill inside the contours of the moving objects and randomly cross connect other moving objects’ edges, thus constantly constructing and de-constructing a fluid volume of people’s motion and gesture in the space.
Across* tends to reveal the invisible aura and “connections” between people and any moving objects in space and time. Just like pouring water into a transparent glass might reveal the volume inside the glass, moving objects are like liquid pouring into the space. Across* senses only the moving and ignores the still, thus filters the moving into an empty background. The volume of the space is visualized in a way of constant flux drifting there, which enhances the floating nature of the motion and gesture in the space. The floating trace will gradually construct and de-construct a fluid sculpture.
One of the iterations is applied to the surrounding space of Risd Museum. The video is captured and transformed in real time.
Sound was directly from the ambient, the transparency of the background and the darkness of the line are reactive to sound. The higher the sound is, the background becomes more invisible.