Artist and modul8 user Andy Graydon brought to my attention an installation he created last year for LMAKprojects in New York City. ‘Scaffold’ was part of group show by the name of ‘A fold in the fabric’. Beyond the esthetic beauty and simplicity of this piece Andy illuminated for me the process he used in creating this installation in which modul8 played a significant role. Andy generously provided m8.us with a description of this process:
“Modul8 was perfect for manipulating, layering, and moving simple line graphics to create “Scaffold”, a spatially mapped projected light installation. The piece was created by setting the video projector in place and locking it down, aimed into a corner of the gallery space. With my laptop connected to both the projector and to a DV camera, I took a simple .tif line graphic and shifted its x,y, and z axes until they mapped tightly against the seams between walls, wall and ceiling, and other architectural details. Modul8 kept this simple and relatively intuitive, allowing me to essentially paint the piece up onto the walls without rendering or keyframing. I was then able to use Automove and Autoscale to create slow repeating movements in the lines. When these movements were gradual they created a subtle destabilizing effect in the empty room. When they were more dynamic, the lines moved over large areas of wall, revealing new shadow areas and highlighting textural details of the surfaces — repaintings, spackle, pitted concrete, etc. — which made a nice reply to the purely platonic form of the light sculpture when still.”
To see the final results have a look at the video documentation.