modern philosophy deems it impossible for man to ever achieve an objective grasp of reality. so, in today’s popular culture, TV and social media all focus lies on comparing the individual perceptions of shared experiences. sometimes, however, a reminder is needed that even the impressions we can agree upon are deeply subjective and specific to the human race. created by henning marxen, ‘crossvision’ is an ongoing photography and video art project that has developed a new imaging technique. 


central station



the ‘crossvision’ video sequences are just as true or false as any conventional video would be. however, by rearranging the dimensional planes they no longer simulate the human sensory perception. by combining the slit-scan capturing technique with a camera slider it was possible for product designer henning marxen to create video art sequences of recognizable yet disorienting sceneries. they are the result of merely rearranging pixel data taken from a tracking shot. no visual information was added or lost in the process.



university entrance



every single frame shows the complete duration of the shoot, from left to right, while the timeline represents a shift in perspective. the horizontal perspective distortion is completely nullified, while everything in motion, e.g. humans, animals and cars, is depicted in a width relative to its speed or duration of stay.



flowers binder


roadside plant


henning marxen crossvision videos germany designboom
the videos were taken in bremen, germany

henning marxen crossvision videos germany designboom
a 2.5m long camera slider was built 

henning marxen crossvision videos germany designboom
the trackscanner

henning marxen crossvision videos germany designboom
the machine is driven by an arduino



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom