Project name Displacements
Persons Michael Naimark
City Pasadena
Country US
Period 2005
Tags spacial projection, filmed video-mapping, white room, people, video, multi/single user, small field of view, linear narrative, specific for that white room, projection mapping, installation,
Text Displacements is an immersive film installation. An archetypal Americana living room was installed in an exhibition space. Then two performers were filmed in the space using a 16mm motion picture camera on a slowly rotating turntable in the room’s center. After filming, the camera was replaced with a film loop projector and the entire contents of the room were spray-painted white. The reason was to make a projection screen the right shape for projecting everything back onto itself. The result was that everything appears strikingly 3D, except for the people, who of course weren’t spray-paint white, and consequently appeared very ghostlike and unreal.