Traces is a generative artwork in which the paths taken by thousands of virtual entities accumulates over time to create intricate layered imagery.
The installation consists of an ever changing collection of real-time generated images, projected onto a 12-feet wide wooden surface. The combination of the projector’s light and the wood’s grain creates a texture reminescent of pencil traces and embues the images with an organic quality.
A pull switch dangles from the ceiling near the projection surface. Viewers can pull the cord to reveal the position and movements of the invisible entities responsible for the generated image.