I created a transparent screen that is made from straws that are piled up side-by-side into a honeycomb state. Placing real flowers behind that screen, on the opposite side of the screen, I project an image of the flowers that was taken at the venue. Due to the transparent screen, the image flowers and the real flowers overlap with no misalignment. However, with the passage of time, the real flowers wilt away, and the image flowers and real flowers gradually deviate. This work, where it is possible to simultaneously overlap “a real image and a virtual image”, makes viewers perception of real images and virtual images ambiguous, and gives a new feeling to image expressions.

 

 

Year: 2005
Technique and Medium: straw, flower, video projection on screen

Award
2006   honorable mention 11th Campus Genius Award (was called Computer Graphics Contest)
http://www.cgarts.or.jp//scg/2005/index.html

Exhibition
2006   9th Japan Media Arts Festival – Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
http://syabi.com/contents/exhibition/index-748.html