+ VIRTUAL MAGRITTE (PERPETUAL MOTION 1998)
The subject of this research experiment was Réné Magrittes' Le Mouvement Perpetuel (Perpetual motion) from 1935. The painting depicts an area of water which reflects the environment and as such it is one of a number of experiments I carried out that formlate a process for simulating reflection in virtual space. To create the reflection in the digital environment, the space is duplicated, reversed and turned upside down meaning the reflection is as real as the rest of the space.
+ The world and its reflection: the digital environment depicted in Magritte's Le Mouvement Perpetuel from 1935
+ Above Left: An image of Rene Magrittes', Le Mouvement Perpetuel from 1935
+ Above Right: Characters are hard to do convincingly in VR, so the leopard print mankini man had to go.
+ Lower Left: with the virtual environment it is possible to go into the water and enter the reflection.
+ Lower Right: In the virtual environment we can see from all sides.