KAIROTOSCOPE – prototype N.1
a kinetic interactive installation by IOANA VREME-MOSER /RO

The installation follows the principles of Joseph Plateau’s Phenakistoscope, an early animation device using the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. The waves are being animated with an 16 Hz Stroboscope light. The gestures are captured optically and played one by one by an interactive system that produces a large scale of frequencies and noises as the public moves the camera along the surface of the disk.

The Kairotoscope displays deviations that occur in a straight line, time loops that highlight the so called kairotic’ moments. Such small time gaps can be pre-announced by domestic procrastination and avoidance habits. Designed as an instrument, the wave-shaped patterns are constructed as actual sound waves that contract and expand in various tensions. There has been a lot of effort in generating just one second of movement. I’m using the most complicated way of getting to the conclusion, by this understanding that the process will be slowed down and the result delayed as much as possible.

Project initiated in the Animated Film Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Kraków / Supervisors: Robert Sowa, Bogdan Achimescu, Marek Cho?oniewski. / 

© Ioana Vreme Moser. 2015

Technical support: PlanZero, Stephan Wiedner, Hansi Raber, Simon Faulhaber.