MY 4TH DIMENSION

TWO 3D MODELS

FIRST DRAFT - VIDEOS AND PHOTOS 

Blocking an image—stopping and reproducing it to subtract the subject from its own fading—is a human need since the earliest times. Historically, apart from some exceptions, painters and sculptors try to freeze a particular moment, fix the unique and unrepeatable expression of the lived.Normally, not much attention is paid to the passing of time during the realization of a painting or sculpture. Thanks to the possibilities provided by prolonged exposure, photography can synthesize in a two-dimensional amalgamation the different positions assumed by an object or a person in a period of time. Can this kind of synthesis be adapted to three-dimensional forms of representation?The two 3D models that make up “MY 4TH DIMENSION” were generated through a photographic scanning process. The slight body movement, which is made during the scanning phase, is captured by hundreds of photos shot in a variable period of time. The two-dimensional images were subsequently reprocessed in a 3D mapping program and translated into two three- dimensional meshes. The resulting 3D model, shown here in photos and videos, merges the subject and its action in a unique digital shape, a summary of the total movements, time spent and subject materiality.