James Clar | Traveling Flatland (Dubai Mall to Emirates Tower) (2015)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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Traveling Flatland (Dubai Mall to Emirates Tower)

LED, Computer, Aluminum
10cm x 113cm x 6cm
A digitization and reduction of a three-dimensional space into a one-dimensional line. Video is recorded traveling the Dubai Metro from Dubai Mall to Emirates Towers, recording the buildings and skyline as it passes through the city. This recording is then reduced and output through a single LED strip, reducing our three-dimensional space into colors, lights, and patterns, on a one-dimensional line.


A stuffed monkey and child is placed holding onto that line of light, this makes an animation of a three-dimensional object traveling through a one-dimensional space. The work encourages the viewer to think about reality and perception. We live in a three-dimensional space, but what would it be like if we could travel through higher (or lower) dimensional spaces while still be three-dimensional.
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