Shadow Object 2
computer, kinect, projector, motor, processor, metal, fumigated wood
wall mount: 28.35 x 17.32 x 11.81 / 72 x 44 x 30 cm
projection: 68.9 x 48.03 / 175 x 122 cm
"Bifurcation" is the second installation from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s "Shadow Object" series of works, which feature objects with animated, alien shadows.
"Bifurcation" is a small Y-shaped branch, similar to a dowsing rod, which is suspended from a transparent thread and moves with the wind and a small motor. Projected on the wall behind the branch is its shadow - only you can see the entire tree from where the branch came. As the branch rotates so does the shadow of the tree, creating the illusion of completion.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.