Process 18, 2008
Custom software (black and white, silent), documentation prints and cds, computer, projector, wood panels
Dimensions variable, portrait orientation
Perpetually elusive moments characterize Reas’ software installations. Process 18 uses the line as a primary form. This kinetic system is displayed in the gallery as a projection on a rectangular surface, and the picture plane is split in half vertically. At right, a two-dimensional black and white linear structure reveals the behaviors applied to geometric elements. On the left half, the same geometry creates warm three-dimensional textures.
A rectangular surface filled with instances of Element 5, each with a different size and gray value. Draw a quadrilateral connecting the endpoints of each pair of Elements that are touching. Increase the opacity of the quadrilateral while the Elements are touching.