Digital Herbarium, Centre Pompidou


Exhibition, videodisc contributor, Revue virtuelle 8: The digital herbarium

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 13 Oct 1993 - 2 Jan 1994

"Grammar for generating the complexity of reality. A new category of mathematical objects - 'graftals' - capable of rendering the complex phenomena of plant metamorphosis, are used here in a real-time animation sequence" Alvy Ray Smith, United States, 1985

My contribution was a "holographic" plate, imaged with 20 frames of an animation of a 3D synthetic plant, done with graftals. If one rocked the plate, the plant was seen to rotate and appear 3-dimensional. This was not true holography. Each frame of the film was imaged as a vertical slit on the glass. Tiny vertical lenses were formed in the surface of the glass plate above each image. The imaging of several frames onto the eye, induced by rocking the plate, causes the 3D effect.