»Two Space« by Larry Cuba | i |
 
creators: Larry Cuba
title: Two Space
year: 1979
material:

video, b/w

16mm

artwork type: video, computer-generated
Description

Duration: 8 minutes

“Two dimensional patterns, like the tile patterns of Islamic temples, are generated by performing a set of symmetry operations (translations, rotations, and reflections) upon a basic figure or tile.
Two Space consists of twelve such patterns produced using each of nine different animating figures (12 × 9 = 108 total). Rendered in stark black and white, the patterns produce optical illusions of figure-ground reversal and afterimages of color. Gamelan music from the classical tradition of Java adds to the mesmerizing effect.” [Cuba, n. d.]

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