In the Line of Sight

Participants: Daniel Sauter, Fabian Winkler / Purdue University


Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
480 W. Hancock St.
Detroit, MI 48202

Electronic Visualization Assistant Professor, Daniel Sauter in collaboration with Fabian Winkler, Assistant Professor at Purdue University’s Electronic and Time-Based Art Program, exhibit In the Line of Sight at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI.

In the Line of Sight is a light installation that uses 100 computer-controlled tactical flashlights to project low-resolution video footage of moving persons into the exhibition space. Each flashlight projects a light spot - similar to a pixel - on the wall. All flashlights combined create 10 x 10 pixel representations of the source footage. Instead of projections onto flat walls, we imagine the images being projected onto multiple surfaces, i.e. corners, floors, ceilings, using the architectural elements that are specific to the site.

In the Line of Sight is an artistic exploration of the aesthetic potential of extreme low-resolution video projections with a projection device that is integral part of the installation itself. It explores electronic images not as simulations of reality but as objects, anchored in and defined by the physical space.

Exhibition: January 30 - April 3, 2009

Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays - Thursdays 10am - 6pm
Fridays 10am - 7pm

Artist Talk:
Thursday April 2, 2009 at 7pm
DeRoy Auditorium,
5203 Cass
Detroit, MI 48235


Date: January 30, 2009 - April 3, 2009
In the Line of Sight Installation - D. Sauter / F. Winkler

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