Trails #1 and Trails #2 by Edward Tang was just added to the Rhizome.org ArtBase and is currently exhibiting in the “Fresh Art” section at Rhizome.org. Click here to see the entry
A common paradigm in the new media genre are pieces that reflect some aspect of the viewer’s visual appearance - virtual “mirrors” that take in live video input (usually via webcam) and then feed back that visual data in intriguing ways. My interest in using this technology is not to simply present a two dimensional “mirror,” but to combine that effect with 3D graphics, creating an onscreen virtual space that is sculptural and architectural, as well as, graphical. I call the approach “3D Video Sculpture.
Trails #1” and “Trails #2” are interactive works using a webcam and specialized software to generate interactive 3D Video Sculptures on a computer screen. - Tang