Reflect/Refract is an installation I did with Tristan George which explores the interaction between light, space, and line.
Two well-connected bipartite graphs were constructed of fishing line, each having 16 vertices, and 256 connections. A combination of animations and real-time algorithmically generated images were projected from the ceiling, through the graphs, onto two opposing walls. From one wall, four mirrors reflected small squares of the projection onto upright wooden screens.
The play of light on the fishing line and the use of mirrors and multiple screens drew the two-dimensional images into the third dimension, creating an effective composition within the space.
The visuals alternate between Tristan’s animations and my programs. The same program runs on both walls, but the sequence and length of each sub-program/animation is random so the juxtaposition of the images on each wall is unpredictable. The programs further explore applications of Quaternions that I started using in Atom.