Real Imaginary Objects


Daniel Crooks
Real Imaginary Objects

Video artist Daniel Crooks endeavors to employ time as a physical material in his artistic work, and to transcend the monitor screen to enter the domain of three-dimensional physical sculpture. As artist-in-residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Daniel Crooks carried on this effort with an innovative 3-D camera that makes it possible to capture sequences of cross-sections of a physical space at a very high rate of image frequency, and to recompile the 2-D images in the form of a 3-D model for which a specially designed laser tracking system was developed to generate the necessary data.

“Real Imaginary Objects” by Daniel Crooks has been realized within Australia Council for the Arts Novamedia Residencies at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.