Prismatica – Kit Webster uses a 3D crystal surface as a lens

"Prismatica is an extension of the visual and perceptual experimentations in my Enigmatica series," Kit Webster writes about his newest installation. Known for his interesting approach to projection mapping (read more about the ingenius Enigmatica series here) the Australian media artist specialises in wrapping things in light. With Prismatica however he turned the technique on its head: instead of mapping animated visuals onto a 3D surface, Webster uses a 3D surface as a lens. A formidable formation of clear, pyramid-shaped crystals is affixed to an LCD screen displaying abstract, geometric animations that are "precisely mappend to the vertices of the crystals, illuminating them indiviually and in formation". The resulting psychedelic kaleidoscope effect is a dynamic interplay of prismatic refractions through the geometry of the crystals, the reflections of surrounding lights and the shifting perspective of the observer. Very effective, very Kit Webster!

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