An image captured by an infrared camera is drawn to a phosphorescent-painted screen by laser irradiation. The laser “paints” the image by beaming and exposing the screen point by point, producing a small area of luminous glow at a time. Due to the physical nature of the phosphorescent paint, each exposed area will glow but eventually fade back to its original state. Based on this simple fact, a representation with beautiful shades of tonalities/gradations/contrasts can be created by careful orchestration of the timing and direction of the laser irradiation/beam, rendering a transient and yet “photorealistic” laser image possible.

early concept: Daito Manabe + Rhizomatiks
concept: Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi
programming: Daito manabe + Motoi Ishibashi
laser main programming: Motoi Ishibashi
sound programming: Daito Manabe

thanks to Rhizomatiks , Kanta Horio and Yasushi Fukuzawa