“A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura, made by Gebhard Sengmüller, in collaboration with Franz Büchinger. It is an interactive sculpture which can capture and display images. On one side is a camera made of 2500 photo senser which are mounted on a 1 by 1 meter board. On the other side there is the monitor with 2500 light bulbs to display to image. In between each sensor and light bulb there is a 3 meter long copper wire.
This is just absurdly beautiful. I especially dig the conversion of no-tech (transmission of light in a straight line, the very basis of natural images) to low-tech (bulbs and delicate, angel-hair copper wire).
I’ve done optical camera obscura works and projects, and have always wondered about the possibilities of somehow using fiber optics to achieve something like Sengmüller and Büchinger are doing here.
(via today and tomorrow)