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Expanded Relief(2017-present) -- link to the related installation

The work is a tribute to Hélio Oiticica’s radical series of red and yellow ‘Spatial Reliefs’ (1960) and explores the concept of 'expanded cinema' (specifically the idea of 'Cybernetic Cinema'). According to Lev Manovich, the book by Gene Youngblood (1970) is the first to consider video as an art form and was influential in establishing media arts as a field of research and practice.  One of the main arguments of the author is that expanded cinema is influential and essential for the emergence of a new consciousness. In ‘Expanded Relief’, generative design is the modeling strategy for the variable, erratic sculpture. The short video for the LED show is exported from the original code in Processing as a sequence of frames –saveFrame("expandedrelief-##########.JPG");   –  and the material is edited in Adobe After Effects. The LED projection is related to the homonym installation ‘Expanded Reliefs(Holographic Meditations)” were the concept of 'Holographic Cinema' discussed by Youngblood in chapter 7 of 'expanded cinema'(Part Seven: Holographic Cinema: A New World") intentionally defines displacement and non-locality as structural ideas for the integral interconnected piece.

download the video with the mask here --> video file LED (.mov)

download the 8 min video here --> frames exported from the code in Processing

download a picture of the work --> expanded relief screeshot

// "EXPANDED RELIEF", 2017 (a tribute to Hélio Oiticica’s radical series of red and yellow ‘Spatial Reliefs’);
// concept: Clarissa Ribeiro (CrossLAB/LIP, University of Fortaleza, Brazil)
// code: Clarissa Ribeiro
// video mask and adaptation for LED show: Andrew Buchanan كلية الفنون و الصناعات الإبداعية (College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, ZAYED University, Abu Dahabi, https://www.zu.ac.ae/)
//video capture and conception of the installation space: Clara Reial (CrossLAB, University of Fortaleza, Brazil)


// GENERATIVE RANDOM VARIATIONS OF THE COLOR RED FROM THE ROTATION AND TRANSLATION OF SUPERPOSED SHAPES;

PGraphics cubeA;
PGraphics cubeB;
PGraphics cubeC;
PGraphics cubeD;
PGraphics cubeE;
PGraphics cubeF;