“Between Dimensions” is an interactive live video feedback fractal generator based on experiments by James Crutchfield. Two 20’ tall by 30’ wide walls suspend 794 independent projection screens. A camera looks at a monitor while the monitor displays what the camera sees. This creates a loop of video feedback, which allows for the formation of structures. When mirrors are added to the monitor, the structures become increasingly complex. The user has the ability to rotate the camera as well as adjust the distance to the monitor. Depending on the rotation angle and distance, different fractals will be made.
I fabricated the two 16' tall plywood towers, to house two 7300 lumen projectors. This meant designing and installing ventilation to cool the hot projector bulbs, air filtration to keep them absolutely dust free, power supplies for the fans and projectors, and computer interface infrastructure, all within modular, transportable units. The result was two desert-proof theater systems that threw light hundreds of feet across the desert and functioned throughout every night of the festival.
Created with Nathan Kandus, David Wright, and Evan Glantz.