Benjamin McFetridge



This project, Lw Rsoltn, was based around the idea of perceptual completion. Using low resolution imagery, I experimented to see how far I could push that idea. Another key part was using movement, so without the video and movement, the projection would be simply an interesting image.

The final content I shot and used for the projection were scenes of a rough Wellington coast. Waves while in motion are very distinguishable however once the video is paused they simply create interesting patterns, even causing the balls to look like an array of planets. For this reason I chose to use black and white, as this reduces the number of clues, leaving you to rely on solely your vision and perceptual completion to figure out and understand what is being projected.

The music was specifically composed and produced for the video by DiamondDiamond.

The surface of ping pong balls was used as it added an extra layer of complexity, with the projection being warped and not complete as there are gaps between the balls. It also allowed for a nice 180 ° viewing angle with different effects created as your angle changed.



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