xtrusions in time

Take a black and white movie and print out every frame. Cut away the white (or black) on each page then stack the manicured frames back in order. You are left with a sculptural trace of the the actors' and objects' movement through time.

source movie - 100K qt

resultant form - 6M qt


To realize this idea I modified some MRI software that radiologists would use to recreate 3D models of patients insides from a series of 2D scans. Instead of approximating a stationary solid object from its constituent deli-thin slices, the software forms an event extrusion by stacking and shrink-wrapping the series of moment-thin movie frames. Action becomes solidity.

source - headphones

extruded in time - 3M qt


Surfaces of time and motion crystallize.

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