Polyluminouse Imaging is a video sequence constructed with a set of photographs capturing the images on an LED light display, called Saccade-based Display. I composed the sequence of individual images pictured taking into account the unique saccade eye movement characteristic of this form of display.
Slide projectors used to be a standard tool to present photographs in public to an audience. If one image is projected followed by a second to blend for a time with the first as it gradually fade away, it can create the impression of shapes in motion in a graceful time-lapsed sequence over the duration of the projection.
The attraction of Saccade-based Display is in the very nature of the display but at the same time, it presents a challenge. It is intriguing that the viewer cannot return to the image they have just seen in a split second and thus the image resides in the memory. The LED will continue to project the same design for a certain duration, but the next eye movement will not replicate exactly what was just seen, nor will what is seen next be a replication of what was seen before as the distortion to the image correlates to the distance of the eye travelling across the display which varies for each movement. The images that have passed cannot be repeated and the image cannot be halted for longer inspection.
Polyluminous Imaging is an experiment by combining these two display techniques to invent with a sequence of static images composed from photographs taken from Saccade-based Display projections. Images transform sequentially as you look without the individual images themselves moving. This approach to composing with time-sequenced and overlapping still images derived photographically from the Saccade-based Display allows for the time based art works to emerge with the elusive images that it presents.
My motive for creating the Polyluminous Imaging, a time-based artwork, is to express ideas about the process of looking. It is a succession of still photographs which overlap and change in a way that render them viewable over time, which is in contrast to the fleeting nature of the images generated by the Saccade-Based Display.