© Yiyun Kang    since 2008

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 , White cube foom of the MoCA Taipei, equipped with the lighting fixture.

Compared to the bank cabinet in the CASS Bank Gallery, MoCA Taipei is stereo typical museum building constsits of white cube rooms. Each artist was assigned his or her own separate room, a white cube, and I started my project by closely examining the exhibition space allocated to me. 
Compared to the bank cabinet, this room lacked any extraordinary or remarkable elements and was thus challenging given my intention to use the ephemeral projected moving-image as my only medium without producing any additional material to transform the ahistorical space. However, after a close examination of the site, I found the ceiling structure especially interesting, as my room was equipped with a lighting structure hung from it.

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

3D model built with Maya software

Compared to the bank cabinet in the CASS Bank Gallery, MoCA Taipei is stereo typical museum building constsits of white cube rooms. Each artist was assigned his or her own separate room, a white cube, and I started my project by closely examining the exhibition space allocated to me. 
Compared to the bank cabinet, this room lacked any extraordinary or remarkable elements and was thus challenging given my intention to use the ephemeral projected moving-image as my only medium without producing any additional material to transform the ahistorical space. However, after a close examination of the site, I found the ceiling structure especially interesting, as my room was equipped with a lighting structure hung from it.

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

3D model built with Maya software

As in the first case study, I began by building a virtual model of the space using Maya software, as virtual experiments are important parts of the process of executing my concept. This time, I aimed to play with the electric light source by using projected light to create an illusion alternating between resemblance and mystery; this illusion would be part of the narrative in Artificial Vessel 03. Therefore, it was important to make the installation simultaneously convincing and confusing. To achieve this, I first considered how to secure the position of the projector.

I experimented with the virtual model based on close observation of the real light fixture. In the virtual environment, I imitated and transformed the light fixture to explore diverse possibilities and develop my ideas on what kinds of moving-imagery would suit my creative intention.

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

Installation diagram

As in the first case study, I began by building a virtual model of the space using Maya software, as virtual experiments are important parts of the process of executing my concept. This time, I aimed to play with the electric light source by using projected light to create an illusion alternating between resemblance and mystery; this illusion would be part of the narrative in Artificial Vessel 03. Therefore, it was important to make the installation simultaneously convincing and confusing. To achieve this, I first considered how to secure the position of the projector.

I experimented with the virtual model based on close observation of the real light fixture. In the virtual environment, I imitated and transformed the light fixture to explore diverse possibilities and develop my ideas on what kinds of moving-imagery would suit my creative intention.

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

Screenshot of AfterEffects composition

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

Screenshot of animation

Above figure presents four captured shots from the final version of the exported .mov file exported from After Effects. As seen in this figure, before being mapped onto the real space or object, the lighting fixture in this case, the moving image of projection mapping can neither demonstrate the creative intention nor deliver the narrative by itself. Expecting the narrative of the final installation before the moving-image is superimposed on the lighting fixture’s surface is almost impossible based only on watching the moving-image file on a computer screen.

Artificial Vessel 人工血管 

Installation Diagram