Visible light, projection and fog.

Using fog and projector.

I bought a fog machine and I was ready to play around with different projections and fog. The light was very intense and the effect of fog machine was unbelievable. The dimension between the light from the projector and the space around it was different and mesmerising.

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I was so glad that I have achieved something I have been playing around with, with different materials. Unfortunately for the Degree Show the use of fog machine was banned, therefore I had to re-think my ideas.

I decided to video this experiment and to my surprise the videos depicted something that cannot be particularly seen with naked eye. I could the light travelling from A to B which exists but cannot be seen unless you alter the space.

The projector’s light is far too intense for a naked eye to be viewed, therefore the experience wouldn’t be the same if I created an installation purely concentrating on watching the light travelling through fog from the bulb. I could feel uncomfortable after a while of watching it myself.

Not only did I catch the visible light I also caught particles of tiny dust that are illuminated by the light creating a beautiful yet uncertain image.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anthony McCall, investigating light sculptures.

‘Line Describing a Cone is made from a beam of white light emitted from a film projector positioned at one end of a darkened room. Passing through the projector is an animated film of a thin, arcing line that, frame by frame, gradually joins up to become a complete circle. Over the course of thirty minutes this line of light traces the circumference of the circle as a projection on the far wall while the beam takes the form of a three-dimensional hollow cone. Mist from smoke machines gives the beam of light a greater density, making it appear almost tangible.’

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A very immersive piece which initially I wanted to create as an installation. I find the visible light very interesting. Visually creates a boundary but once you’re inside it becomes an enclosure.