Temporal Distortions

aka- Bodies in Motion

Temporal Distortions is a mirroring video installation. If you stand still, you look like you would in front of a mirror. But this is no ordinary mirror. Reflected movements can be delayed up to 3 seconds on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The animated “reflection” results from the particular “time map” applied and the participant’s movements. The work demands collaboration between the programmed environment and you.

Unlike Recollections, this exhibit works in small or large spaces and doesn’t need a special background or light control.

The installation shown below is a five-screen version. Three effects per screen switch about every 30 seconds. It was part of the summer 2015 “InterPlay” exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre made in collaboration with Ars Electronica and has become a permanent installation at the science center.

This work is now on view at several Ripley’s Believe it or Not locations around the world under the name Bodies In Motion. These include Malaysia, Niagara Falls, Myrtle Beach, Panama Beach, and San Antonio.