Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Art Division

Jury Selections

Light-bending material

Media installation

TANIMOTO Kazuhiro [Japan]

© Kazuhiro Tanimoto

Outline

Using chemical methods he devised himself, this artist succeeded in developing a transparent solid-state material that changes the curve of the path of light. We can observe light change from a straight line to a curve. The human brain perceives forms on the assumption that light travels in a straight line. This work suggests that technological progress will continue to create discrepancies between physical reality and human perceptions. 


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