Benjamin Muzzin’s High-Speed Rotating Screen Sculptures

September 25, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

Benjamin Muzzin‘s work evokes the third dimension by rigging flatscreen television screens to a machine capable of spinning them at very high speeds. This creates, beautiful fleeting structures of light. Watch the sculpture change its entire fluid digital shape with only small variations on the thickness of the lines presented on the spinning 2D screen.

With this project I wanted to explore the notion of the third dimension, with the desire to try to get out of the usual frame of a flat screen. For this, my work mainly consisted in exploring and experimenting a different device for displaying images, trying to give animations volume in space. The resulting machine works with the rotation of two screens placed back to back, creating a three-dimensional animated sequence that can be seen at 360 degrees. Due to the persistence of vision, the shapes that appear on the screen turn into kinetic light sculptures.

Round and round. And round. And round.

(Gif: Prosthetic Knowledge)