“Palinopsia / seeing again” by Jurgen Meekel, Jill Richards

  • ©, Jurgen Meekel and Jill Richards, Palinopsia / seeing again


    Palinopsia / seeing again

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Artist Statement:

    Palinopsia / seeing again is a laser projection work on a Glow-in-the-Dark (GITD) surface made in collaboration with Jill Richards & BushveldLabs. The 1st try out and première of this digital artwork was shown the ‘Alight block party’ on 1 Sept 2016 in Johannesburg as part of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival. With a purplish-blue UV laser as a projection source and using fully covered painted phosphorescent canvas as the projection surface, I project after-glowing images that appear line by line (much like a fax or inkjet printer). In this way the projection canvas records the image. The projected image/text elements will diminish in luminosity over time. New elements will be projected as the older ones fade. The way temporality and perseverance leave a finite mark or trace of the projected image positions glow-in-the-dark laser projection between cinema and photography.


    Made in collaboration with BushveldLabs engineers Jarryd Bekker and Daniel de Kock