Concepts were sketched to explore architectural projection environments as scopic situations for active participants, including viewers, and performers. The sketch concepts presented included, an incarceral panoptic, interactive equipment environments, planar configurations using Chinese axonometric perspective, and lastly, one-point perspective proscenium layering (re-wing and drop).
Several sketches from the last concept were selected to follow up on in a ⅓ scale model referencing a white-box interior museum/gallery space set up at UCLA.
The tests explored basic considerations of 2-D and S3D video projection stressing manipulation of the screen surface quality and color, starting with layered portals playing off of perspective. Central to these designs was the octagonal Ba Gua symbol intrinsic to the Eight Trigrams Palms of the BGZ movement form, and the related I Ching divination circle.
Projection samples from the projects core dance (active) S3-D video and 2-D material were projected to observe…
• How the shifting modes of visual perception from a spectator’s location and movement in a self-paced manner can construct and maintain an active functional viewing modality.
• How mediatized factors might begin to encode and filter the information field.
• That a mobile viewing escalates the collapse and reformation of the S3-D video illusion, and how this might offer a comparative viewing modality with 2-D and 3-D perception.
(BGZ Master Jason Tsou characterizes spatial and sensory perception as a continuum between monocular and binocular consciousness.)
Observations were made to record the effect of spatial distances; scale, source and viewing angles were made. Photography was used to track issues involved with pedestrian flow. Notes on general comfort with 3D glasses, viewer mobility, as well as with degrees of stereoscopic retinal rivalry were made.
This preliminary study revealed stereoscopic projection considerations in relation to the singularity of centerline perspective, the intentions in its displacement, and has begun momentum towards re-articulated explorations, such as those outlined in the original concept sketches.