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Curves and distortions

Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Anita Bacic, residency@amberPlatform | No Comments »

After much deliberation, domes have been put on hold and an alternative form has been decided upon – a roofless cylinder. So I have been researching ways to create panoramas for the content. Trying to find a solution without the use of high-end equipment via simple means, for example, using software to manipulate photographic imagery is one starting point.

There are a number of different applications that specialise in creating panoramic imagery. I have started simply by using Adobe Photoshop – File>Automate>Photomerge. Here are some examples [early days, please excuse the rough edges]:
Odun Meydani Sokak

One of my favourite places to eat, in Odun Meydani Sokak. It has vines growing for shelter as if in a village – here you can eat, drink cay and relax for a few minutes.

Hamam Vertical

This image you may have already noticed in the post In search of Domes…, but in that post the images are separate pieces. So that’s what these steps in Photoshop can do, combining little pieces to create one final image.

After experimenting and thinking about curved walls, curved spaces, distorted images, I was lucky enough to come across an exhibition at Borusan Müzik Evi on Istiklal Cad. The exhibition is called “Matter-Light”. There is a work by Sarah Kenderdine & Jeffrey Shaw. It is an interactive piece that uses a cylindrical space and 3D imagery exploring places and spaces in Turkey . I’ll report more on the exhibition later…

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