Monday, June 23, 2008

Scanner III, 2005-2008

The third so called scanner machine I developed in collaboration with three Slovenian companies.

This latest scanner, 2005-2008, is a larger, more massive and monstrous variant of the first two types. Its scale is well grounded. The former motor for car wipers was replaced by a powerful industrial motor that offers programed and variable motion. Here I wanted to get rid of a surface with projection. The screen and neon light that moves linearly upwards and downwards and illuminates and exposes an image (like in the previous two scanners) are gone and replaced by RGB LED diodes and POV.

Therefore this sistem is a one axis, linear motion, full RGB collor POV. You can upload any kind of image into its flash drive to be shown in resolution of 212 x 212 pixles. Its asinhronos electric motor drive is controled by a frequecy regulator and its RGB LED line achives speed of 4 m/s. It needed to be 13 times faster to see the whole image floating in midair. I used arduino and some code in linux to control a digital camera that has a shutter time of 0.8 s to fully capture the whole image and later on show it on a projector.

When the machine stops the image disappears, evaporates, like a fabrication of fiction or an incarnation of emptiness. An empty point of identification is established: when somebody detaches him/herself from the role assigned to them, they can assume or occupy an empty position (eg jump into void, a hole or "to be in-between position"). A rupture emerges, a tearing with rigid structures and bonds of identity, like that of paternal authority, religious tenet, disciplinary regimes of family or nationalism.
The birthplace of subject is thus of key importance here. So I dug out a black hole and roots were found.

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