3D animation and visual effects for high resolution projection – 3D videomapping, architectural and stage-projection
3D Artist, video-mapping, visual-effects, screen-projection, projection-mapping, motion design, mapping, 3d animation, vj, vjing, vfx, contemporary art, contemporary dance theater, 3d video mapping, 3dvideomapping, 3Dvideomapping, 3D videomapping, art installation, art exhibition
‘Neo-baroque I.’ was a 8 minutes two-channel video-projection on the ceiling of the Csokonai Theater’s staircase. The projection was made for especially this location, and it was a part of the Lighthouse ‘ON’ sight specific group exhibition. (The exhibition ‘ON’ presents works by artists of Lighthouse light-art society at an unusual location by utilizing the special atmosphere of Csokonai Theater in Debrecen, Hungary and turning it into an impromptu art gallery: https://lighthouse.art/)
This is the full-length documentation, rendered in VR/360 mono format.
00:00 – 01:58 Some fractal based space-filling algorithms fills the space equally and symmetrically in every direction – the ‘journey’ starts from ‘realism’. Synchro-act’ issues. (this part made with mandelbulb3d) 00:02 – 04:48 – ‘Traveling without moving’ – the time factor has arrived, but the motions are illusory since there no place to go. We were left in the origin, only the world travels around us. Positive-negative spaces crossing each other, while some lights scanning/examining them. (Signed distance fields algorithm, made with Notch) 04:50 – 05:27 – ‘Di-vision’ or you could say – the limited, separated views caused this. The space is melting and then separated into two in a repeated way, day by day, like everyday. 05:28 – 06:21 – The space plays itself – ‘Game of Life’ like algorithms – Space – self-checking, some reflects in a Cartesian space. 06:22 – 07:28 – ‘Conceptual heaven’ – eternity is just a mental construction – the inner turbulence fields became so complex that it seams like an ancient baroque space-filler. In order to emphasize the effect some cloud-like turbulence were added behind, and the sky color is the ‘video-empty’ technical blue color (R:0,G:0,B:255). Conceptually empty, but rich in appearance. (‘There are nothing but appears as everything’) 07:29 – 08:02 – ‘Dissolve’ scene – a kind of a classic ending – everything dissolves back to space (in a clockwise direction – should be in counterclockwise), there were nothing, but through the conditions it appeared as everything.
The creative process was almost a seemingly unconscious process, which is dangerous because then subconscious patterns can take control and the end result will be cliché-like. Thus, this work is also a summary of the experience (clichés) of the last ten years in the field of video mapping. I hope that with the fact that abstract video has got a classic story arch, it also reflects today’s post-Baroque (post-truth, post-internet) era.
This scene was originally made for the ‘Neo-Baroque’ video-projection installation. But since it didn’t fit into the installation’s Neo-baroque topic, I decided to publish/release it as a separate file, as a 8K VR-mono video experience.
Eternity is a mental construction – that’s why it is so interesting from an artistic perspective. As we could read in the dialogs of Timaeus by Plato: ‘the time is the moving images of the eternity’. Or an other quote from Obras Completas by Jorge Luis Borges (in the essay about the story of the eternity): ‘Aeternitas est merum hodie, est inmediata et lucida fruitio rerum infinitarum’ – in a draft translation: ‘The eternity is nothing else but sheer today, direct and pure enjoyment of infinite things’.
So let’s enjoy this journey through your brain here and now!
(use your mouse/phone to rotate view and zoom in and out and push the quality gear up to higher resolution)
Tradition has it that this phrase was engraved at the door of Plato’s Academy, the school he had founded in ancient Athens’s suburb. In a draft translation: ‘Let no one unjust sneak in here‘, because geometry is equality/fairness and justice/righteousness, and ‘The knowledge at which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.‘ – another quote referred to Plato. As an artist – through geometric art – this was what I wanted to achieve, to make the incomprehensible comprehensible, turning the unconscious to conscious. But it seems ‘Nature’ doesn’t know anything about geometry, justice and righteousness, but definitively has a set of rules which are works in an universal way, independently from space and time. This is what I should call truth and I suppose was Plato’s views too, when he said: ‘the knowledge of the eternal‘. Something to worth examining and making efforts to understand. Those who works on themselves (a.k.a. virtue) and examines the nature – founds its rules and often founds it beautiful. For example the famous golden ratio – for the first sight – it seems true, but it differs a slightly bit all the time what you could compare with in the nature – and this difference is important – it seems e.g. a seashell haven’t applied any academic course yet – just have been grown in an optimal way – followed by the rules of the nature and not the rules of the golden ratio (or any other human projection). So you have to keep questioning yourself all the time to get the right answer. In this European tradition/culture – we were built upon, sadly it seems, just till nowadays. This culture is seems to be sinking. More and more geometric styled artworks appears recently, we could say, geometric art has a renaissance nowadays. Are we living in such an enlightened society so far? And this society manifests through these geometric art-forms? Rather the opposite seems to be the situation. It seems those geometric shapes just signs of the renewed ‘tribe-culture’. I am afraid these are the signs of our sinking civilization, which was built upon the rational mind. Just keep questioning these (often young) artists about their art e.g. – Why do you make and render artworks with these fashioned ‘platonic’ geometric objects? – The answer most of the time is just because it looks ‘cool’. There are no rationalized answer, just ‘feelings’. Right, but why is it ‘cool’? – Because it touches ‘the mystery, the unknown secrets of nature...’ sounding a typical conformist’s answer. We have hoped we were getting closer and closer, but unfortunately no, it means the opposite (we are living in the post-truth era – what we should not forget?) The nature could be a frightening place to live, could be chaotic and seems without any logic, but a proportioned ratio, or let’s say a platonic pyramid form is nothing but mystery: – It is the pure expression of the rational mind and faith in civilization which could save us from sliding back to the dark age, the territory of the ever fighting tribes.
Pretty dark visions for the future and it doesn’t sound too optimistic assuming that the artist is a visionary too…