Possibly some of my favorite scans. I continued using LED lights to produce these images. My main focus here is in the manipulation of the light sources’ distance from the scanner bed. Rotating the lights with a motion resembling a ferris wheel moving across the scanner bed produced the double-helix looking forms. They have multi dimensional qualities to them, where not only can we perceive depth through the terminals and intersections of the lights’ paths, but semi-consistant variations in density create forms within forms.
The effect made me think of Quantum Cloud XX at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, where a life-size human figure is perceptible in the center of a heap of steel weldings. (http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/images/Collection/968_Page.jpg) The visual capabilities of density touched upon here are some that I need to further explore, I’m sure there’s some huge potential there.
Continuing the motif of letting music guide the visual rhythms produced in these scans, I created these using LED light more as a brush than as the drum sticks seen in my previous post. I ‘brushed’ light partial ways across the scanner bed, originating from the same side at different speeds.
The process has yielded some interesting results. They have a look close to a spectral frequency display of music, though the scans are much more defined. There is a certain delicacy to the form while taking on a very structured & determined quality as well. They make me think of the long centipede appendages with which I became all too familiar in my last apartment. (http://www.blackpest.com/blog/assets/content//lkbhouse-centipede.jpg)
Toying with the orientation of the images, I also found stalactite structures in the form, still possessing resolute but fragile qualities.
I may have uploaded some of these scans previously, but after having reviewed my more recent results I was able to categorize them more specifically by methodology, each of which possess rather distinct formal qualities.
Shown here are some of the outcomes of what I call LightDrumming. They were created to the sounds of various electronic music producers. Using two LED lights, I created visual rhythm by ‘drumming’ the projections of light on the scanner as it moves across the bed.
I treated the scanner bed much like a drum pad, where different regions produce different sounds or parts of a drum set. This comes through in the form of outlying, but regular, spikes diverging from a denser ‘spine’. For the simplification of the visual rhythm, we’ll say that the spine represents the high-hat and spikes represent snare hits.
Curious to see how this changes visually when drumming to different genres of music.