AAVS Post-Industrial Landscapes 1.0
In Between Scanned Realities

July 5th – July 13th 2013
Ottawa, Canada

Group01 – ‘Impossible Space’

Ben Hayward, Shawn Moscovich, Marcus Poon and Hao Wen Lim

The projection titled “impossible space” attempts to explore the boundary of our known and physically perceivable reality. Through the materialization and rendered manipulation of point cloud, generated by the 3D scanner, the projection seeks to uncover exquisite detail and spaces that exist in the impossibly. The Camera path lead the viewer into previous unknown perceptions, like the exteriority of a tree trunks inside, (made possible by scanning the tree from the outside), a bath in the pixilated water of the digitized river or a flight through the canyons of a wall.
Through rethinking projection as a linear frontal oriented medium into a full immersive projection ground, the project begins to speculate on the notion of spatial perception and understanding. — in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Group02 – ‘See You on the Flip Side’

Andrej Iwanski, Sergej Maier, Aisha Sawatsky

This project began with an examination of the qualities of 3D scanned landscapes. Certain features that are normally considered limitations of the scanner became the focus of further explorations. Blind spots and scan shadows are gaps without information, and act as framing devices for the clouds that are layered in the space behind. The detachment from gravity and transparency of material are enhanced through the media of animation and projection in order to deliberately disorient the viewer. Ultimately, the distortion of projection images due to the irregular surfaces of the projection site manipulates real space and merges perceptions.

Group03 – ‘Distant Images and Tiny Worlds’

Alexander Stewart, Julien Nolin and Thao Lan Nguyen Le

Based on 3D scan data and personal experiences of a ruin in the hinterlands of Canada, “Distant Images and Tiny Worlds” takes the willing participant on a virtual journey. The “Carbide Wilson” estate was built upon the fallacy of reigning in nature for human endeavor. The exposure to the powerful forces of the environment ultimately decayed and over-grew the structure, returning its energies to the flow; its intervention in the space revealed as a small speck in a larger picture. The viewer is taken blindly along the tenuous thread that connects the multiple virtual realities depicting this story. The result is an abstract experience, animating the narrative of a traversal from one point in space and time to another.

Group04 – ‘Manipulations’

Sebastian Wooff, Sara Lum