Visualising interior space

Projection Mapping 2

Aspect White, 2015, by Random International. Disconnected projection mapped shadows in realtime. The interactive artworks of Random International who achieved such popularity with Rain Room. These sort of large scale art works have achieved something of a shift in public art as they are considered particularly good 'value for money', accessible and relevant. Quite a good discussion about 'relevance' in public art (and funding) on BBC 3's free-thinking podcast.

Bot n Dolly - Projection Mapping

 Box from Bot & Dolly

With the fine tuned choreography of four perfectly sychronised robots this film shows the power of projection mapping. However as far as I can see there is only one privileged viewer in this space and that is the camera, from any other viewpoint the illusion cannot work so successfully, making of here. An updated quadratura. Certainly could make for stunning theatre experiences....a little like this interactive projection mapping.

The Oakes Machine

Ryan and Trevor Oakes have created a drawing machine that uses binocular vision to overlay the world onto paper so that it can be traced, if one's eye is held in exactly the same place while drawing. Seems related to Tim's Vermeer.

Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde (b. 1978) is a Dutch artist who is interested in finding where the 'inbetween' begins. He brings weather phenomena into interiors, sometimes only momentarily as with his clouds, and carefully photographs these transformed spaces. He describes the interior 'Nimbus' clouds as like a cartoon visualisation of bad luck. How much or little does it take to make an interior surreal? Is it enough to briefly question if we actually are inside as happens when a bird gets into a building? The clouds bring to mind the fantastical plans Albert Speer had for Hitler's Volkshalle (Hall of the people) that was planned to be so much larger than anything previously built that it would have its own internal weather systems and clouds.......

Stefan Davidovici

View from office chair, Milan, 2013. Stefan Davidovici

354 Photographers

Maxime Delvaux and Kevin Laloux are two photographers who work in advertising and architectural photography. This project is called Box and uses Diorama's as unsettling sets for real characters. A technique they developed for their advertising work that they seem to have extended to personal projects.

Lori Nix - Diorama

Anatomy Classroom, 2012

Library, 2007

Laundromat at Night, 2008
Lori Nix, a New York photographer makes detailed dioramas at about 1:10 scale and photographs them with a large format camera. There is something uncanny about 1:10, close enough to fool you, strange enough to make you wonder. The artist is primarily interested in Landscape and her work seems to represent architecture that is transforming from inhabited interior to wilderness, the romance of ruin. Good interview here.