fragments of RGB
interactive installation


2010
An ordinary situation in a technoid world: strolling through the streets and passing enormous LED screens consisting of tiny points of light that generate an impression of reality. This reality is such a familiar and an integral part of our daily life that the viewer hardly reflects on it. What would happen if the image were to change as the viewer approached it? If the digital face suddenly became distorted? If the confines of this supposed reality were suddenly dissolved? These questions intrigued us while working on »fragments of RGB«.
This project experiments with illusion and perception on various levels. The classic LED screen as a medium was simulated and disintegrated by the creation of a pixel-like optic using simple projection rather than the entire image’s being comprised of individual points of light. If one examines the idea of perception more closely, especially individual perception – which differs from individual to individual – then a second consideration arises in regard to »fragments of RGB«.
What would happen if the image were to change as the viewer approached it? If the digital face suddenly became distorted?
We became interested in the observer’s personal view and in »re-projecting« this. The installation reacted to and changed with the viewer’s movement and, hence, his perspective and point of view. The illusion of a LED screen was destroyed and the RGB elements dissolved to form new, translated images and, thus, a transformed »reality«. Beside the installation that illustrates the sensitive interaction between person and image, »fragments of RGB« is also intended as a photographic series in which the transformations that occurred on the display were consciously photographed, whereby the effect of alienation was intensified in the design process.
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