July 25th, 2008

Categories: MFA Thesis, Multimedia, Video / Film

Chiasmus Exhibition, 2008
Chiasmus Exhibition, 2008


Cady, Stephen


Chiasmus is a responsive and dynamically reflective, two-sided volumetric projection surface that embodies phenomenological issues such as the formation and reception of images, observer and machine perception and the dynamics of the screen as a space of image reception. It consists of a square grid of 64 individually motorized cube elements engineered to move linearly. Each cube is controlled by custom software that analyzes video imagery for luminance values and sends these values to the motor control mechanisms to coordinate the individual movements. The resolution of the sculptural screen from the individual movements allows its volume to dynamically alter, providing novel and unique perspectives of its mobile form to an observer.

Keywords: Responsive Architecture, Kinetic Sculpture, Video Installation, Perception




Cady, Stephen, Chiasmus, Submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Visualization, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 25th, 2008.