2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Arnold, Robert F.
The goal of this project is to apply the 17th century technique of image anamorphosis to the display of time-based video imagery and sound in an interactive installation. Anamorphosis takes a variety of forms including distorted images seen correctly when reflected in a conical or cylindrical mirror and distorted image projections which must be viewed from an extreme angle. This project will explore both of these modes using computer algorithms applied to video to remap the visual information according to each anamorphic scheme. I will develop an appropriate vocabulary of time based video imagery for these modes of display, taking into account its technical and thematic implications, and investigate various modes of interactive participation between viewers and anamorphic video.
interactive installation; video; anamorphosis