Present a gestural scanner
In Pixel Present a pixel-wide video segment is stretched horizontally across a screen. With each consecutive video frame, the image advances one pixel to the right, leaving behind a trace of the previously recorded segment. This simple slit-scan capture technique creates images in which the conventions of representing motion and stasis are reversed. Whereas motionless elements will appear as a series of streaks across the screen, moving images that cross the camera’s visual scope are reconstructed as a “scanned” imprint, appearing as discrete and discernable objects.
Representational space in these images is nullified and replaced by time, which ismapped onto a spatial axis. Moving the camera at varying speeds creates images with various densities of space. When the camera pans the space, the expressive image created by the scan reflects as much the videotaped surroundings as the character and dynamic of the user’s gesture.