The studioSPACE LAB gives an inside look into what's happening at studioSPACEnyc. We will be updating this page frequently, featuring experiments, prototypes, and in-progress projects at the studio.
In July we have started projection mapping onto new materials and surfaces with our installation art. This allows us to stretch the confines of traditional string art. So far we have created a textured wall made out of mylar, and new strands of reflective stainless steel hex nuts.
This week we have begun to test 2 new string shapes. As the shapes and forms of the string vary, the way the projections interact with them vary as well. In all three videos we have posted here, we have used the same projections; but have projected onto different forms, each form we project onto creates a uniquely different effect.
In this video we tested new projections on one of our modular string installation. This specific piece is approximately 8' x 8' x 8' and is made up of roughly 2000 pieces of white and pink nylon mason line. We have started testing how the projection mapped imagery changes depending on the vantage point of the viewer. In this video we experiment with how the installation looks when it is viewed from below, rather then straight on.
We recently started testing how projection mapped videos interact with nylon mason line that have distinct shapes. For this test, we have flattened sphere rice paper lanterns and attached nylon mason line along the perimeter of the flattened lantern. The lanterns were attached to the ceiling and the suspended string created a cylinder shape. As the projections hit the cylinder string form, a moving circular shape was created. See photos below the video to understand what the space and work looked like prior to the lights being turned off and projector being turned on.