30 pieces of molded plastic, 2 HD projectors – hovering in the dark of Berlin’s 401contemporary gallery is Robert Seidel’s latest projection sculpture. Suspended from the ceiling and drenched in waves of light the amorph, skeletal structure comes alive – intricate, fragile, otherworldly.
Created by Ben Cowell-Thomas, Lightplot is a robotic 3D light painting system. Animation is exported from 3DS Max, and imported into the Lightplot software which then drives a robotic arm to draw the models in the air. The software also controls a DSLR camera to take long exposure photographs of each frame of animation.