Architectonic Cinema

Discovery in Everyday Life
Illusions are Everywhere
Looking Back Anamorphosis
Evolution of Illusion
From 2D to 3, 4, 5D
Technique and Technology

Reflection Techniques
Physical and Virtual Hypercube
Multi-Points of View
User Created Animation
Spatial Relationship

Creating Imaginary Spaces
Embodied Experiences

Terms of Investigation
Future Direction


(C)2009 Jinmi Choi

Creating Imaginary Spaces

Projected images on a surface will become flat, except for images that have been projected with three-dimensional hologram projectors. However, when a set of two-dimensional images meet perpendicularly, it develops a three-dimensional quality. I have explored ways of folding moving images just like folding paper to create a three-dimensional object. Through a set of experiments, with sound as a catalyst, creating a three-dimensional environment using two-dimensional motion pictures was the goal. The final project creates a fundamental structure which uses space as a framework for motion graphics. As content, using only dots, lines and planes to portray the basic forms of graphic design. Two projectors were set in a room - one projecting the floor and the other projecting the a wall perpendicular to the floor. The images were set up to share a side. Two projectors were set up to show different movie clips. However, these were connected with a shared narrative. For example, a movie clip was projected on the wall showing a circle moving down into the screen on the floor, which consequently followed by the clip creating a ripple effect to show that the circle on the wall recedes onto the screen on the floor. Through this set up of the two two-dimensional moving pictures, the viewer is able to visualize a three-dimensional scenery of a sunset at the beach. The shared edge becomes the horizon. Among the moving shapes, people are driven to imaginary spaces. This content was kept very abstract and structural to let audiences open their own imaginations.