Dylan Moore: Meros: Remapping Experiences of Light in the Urban Daily Journey

 
  • ©2008, Dylan Moore

  • ©2008, Dylan Moore

  • ©2008, Dylan Moore

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Title:


    Meros: Remapping Experiences of Light in the Urban Daily Journey

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Creation Year:


    2008

Medium:


    Animation and glasswork pane

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Artist Statement:


    This project examines the everyday journey of bicyclists and pedestrians in the New York City area by mapping their paths using data captured from ambient lighting conditions at various times of day. The end result is two-fold. First, a duration-based animation shows the cityscape over a 24-hour period, not through geographical representation, but from light and dark information captured by the cyclist. The second outcome consists of an illuminated glasswork pane that is marked with a composite of the map. The project uses light to remap space in an effort to re-examine familiar locations.

    Light plays an important role in the function of a city. Light conditions, whether natural or artificial, inform our perceptions and responses. By aggregating data over time, we transform the urban landscape into a digital painting of light.