An Installation for Media City 8. The projectors talked about light and the creation of a projected image.
The Projectors are the focus of the installation with the resulting image being a by-product of the image making process. This focus is the opposite of what the traditional projected image is meant to be, an enveloping fantasy. I call it an enveloping fantasy since screen projections are most effective if they can be lived vicariously – as if there. Once the mechanisms of its creation are revealed the fantasy is destroyed. Much like in the Wizard of OZ, the wizard is revealed to be a simple man controlling a projected fantasy. The projected image is round which further exposes the manipulation processes involved in film and video.
The projectors are meant to invert the mechanism of fantasy by focusing on the light bending process instead of the image itself.