Gate Vision, by Kazuhiko Kobayashi, generates unrealistic circular moving pictures from real-world images. It’s based on his previous work called scan gate, which transforms still photos into something that keeps attracting people’s brains. It can be seen as abstract visual patterns but can also be seen as extremely deformed real photos. It may look both unreal and real – or it may look neither. Very brain massaging.
[Gate vision. Don’t miss the video]
So, for his Gate Vision work, Kobayashi used the video images captured while traveling on Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train operated by JR. And the outcome was something I watched more than once: two video clips here and there (click on the box next to the “Flash Player” icon).
This was also an award-winning work at Japan Media Art Festival.