united visual artists: vanishing point
united visual artists: vanishing point united visual artists: vanishing point
may 07, 2013

united visual artists: vanishing point

‘vanishing point’ by united visual artistsRGB laser, black voile, codeW6m x H3m x D15 mimage © united visual artists



united visual artists – vanishing pointolympus OM-D: photography playground, berlinapril 26th – may 24th, 2013



‘vanishing point’ employs perspective as both tool and visual aesthetic to re-shape, re-define and re-present an undefined area. the immersive installation by united visual artists is executed using lasers which send lines through space from an arbitrary vanishing point, resulting in the creation of different volumes, divisions and rooms. drawing on the sketches of leonbattista alberti, leonardo da vinci and albrecht dürer, the london studio continues their exploration of  ‘light architecture’, exemplifying the concept of perspective through the use of white laser diodes (RGB) piercing through the selected environment via a pangolin system–changing the viewer’s outlook on the concrete boundaries of space. you can experience the ‘lasers in perspective’ at the ‘olympus OM-D: photography playground‘ exhibition in berlin, on now until may 24th, 2013.





perspective is employed as both tool and visual outcome to redefine spaceimage © united visual artists



the intervention sends lines into space from an arbitrary vanishing point, creating different volumes, divisions and rooms to be explored by the audienceimage © united visual artists



lines of white laser diodes (RGB) are drawn into the space ‘defining’ the  environmentimage © united visual artists



image © united visual artists



linear variations – changing the viewers outlook on the boundaries of space

image © united visual artists



image © united visual artists



image © united visual artists



the intervention is conceived through a pangolin laser systemimage © united visual artists

  • As a visual type, I would love to see this in person.


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