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“toki- NUMBERS #01” [2017]

GOTO Akinori

“toki- NUMBERS #01”


In “toki- NUMBERS #01,” Goto used a 3-D printer to translate data of movements within certain time frames into three-dimensional ring-shaped mesh object. Illuminated while rotating, the structure projects numbers that appear to be moving as if being alive.

This work was inspired by the technique of motion sequence photography that Eadweard MUYBRIDGE devised in 1878. Capturing such things as the legs of a running horse in consecutive photographs, MUYBRIDGE’s technique made it possible to accurately reproduce quick motion—something that was still difficult to achieve at the time. Taking place concurrently with this was the development of devices based on film and animation techniques to depict movement with still pictures.



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