Filament


2014
Variable size
Light bulb, Lens, Box

Images of organic curves are projected on a wall that vaguely light the space.
This is an image of a light bulb filament, projected from inside the box in real time using the camera obscura mechanism. While a camera obscura usually imports light and images from the outer world into the box through a hole, this device conversely exports light and images within the box out through a hole. Since the bulb in the box is itself the luminous source, it can be said that the bulb is by itself projecting its own appearance. The image projected on the wall is a shadow of the original image and a reflected light at the same time. We usually cannot see such a dazzlingly luminous source because it’s too bright. Here, however, a luminous source appears as a shadow and lights a dark room hazily like the moon.

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