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.