Chronotopic Anamorphosis

The following video was made in real time by dividing the screen into discrete but related horizontal lines with each line delayed by one frame more than the last.

The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distorsion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis.

The effect was completely based on Zbigniew Rybczynski’s “The Fourth Dimension”, but transposed to Processing programming environment and performed in real-time.

The effect is mesmerizing—don’t miss the fascinating twirl as the subject slips through the door near the end.

[Chronotopic Anamorphosis from Marginalia Project – Vimeo]

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