Optic Obscura by Raum Industries - Photo by Sara Marjorie Stick

Optic Obscura by Raum Industries - Photo by Sara Marjorie Stick

Optic Obscura by Raum Industries

2017 Official Art Program Installation

Optic Obscura is an interactive installation investigating the concepts of interface, connectivity, and abstraction. In this work, optical fibers, a telecommunications tool central to modern communication but generally unseen, is brought to the forefront as an artistic medium. Visitors interact with a custom interface to project visual content of their choice into the ends of hundreds of optics. These optics are oriented in a grid on the interface, in essence pixelating the image into individual points of light.

This light is carried through a total of over 10 miles of optics from the interface to a cloud of points, illuminating the installation and room at large. The content is thus simultaneously perceived in its original form, projected, extruded, and ultimately obscured into a spatial matrix. In Optic Obscura, light transforms beyond data communication and becomes a dynamic and illuminating experience.

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