Descending a Parametric Staircase

This piece is a generative animation showing a descent into a never-ending spiral staircase. From time to time, uncanny virtual naked people can be seen walking down the staircase. The work never repeats the same sequence of characters. "Descending a Parametric Staircase" is a homage to Duchamp’s futurist composite "Nude Descending a Staircase" from 1912, taking its colour palette, and his "Rotoreliefs" from 1935.

General info

Spanish name:
Descendiendo una Escalera Paramétrica
French name:
Nu descendant un escalier paramétrique
Year of creation:
2018

50 cm

Technique:
computer, custom LED circular display (256 x 256), acrylic diffuser, Rosco gel, powder-coated steel frame
Power:
200W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
low or no natural light
Dimensions:
50 cm diameter (19.7 in), 8 cm depth (3 in)
Keywords:
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collectors

120 cm

Technique:
computer, custom LED circular display (256 x 256), acrylic diffuser, Rosco gel, powder-coated steel frame
Power:
200W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
low or no natural light
Dimensions:
120 cm diameter (47.24 in), 8 cm depth (3 in)
Keywords:
Edition:
3 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming: Kitae Kim
  • Industrial Design: Rebecca Murdock
  • Production Assistance: Stephan Schulz, Tegan Scott, Sarah Amarica, Karine Charbonneau, Pierre Fournier, Frederic Monast