BENJAMIN MUZZIN (CH) – Full Turn
Benjamin Muzzin studied at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland and has a Bachelor in Media & Interaction Design. The Swiss artist’s work is mostly around digital moving images, focusing on leaving the usual frame of the flat screen. During his studies he already started to explore different techniques, such as video mapping or VJing. Those early works were for him his first attempts to show moving images on big scales or on unusual materials and shapes. This gave to his practice a direction that he is still exploring now, with the idea that each animation should have its own custom designed display.
Full Turn explores the notion of the third dimension, with the desire to get out of the usual frame of a flat screen. For this, Benjamin Muzzin’s diploma work at the ECAL mainly consisted in exploring and experimenting different devices for displaying images, trying to give animations volume in space. The resulting machine works with the rotation of two screens placed back to back, creating a three-dimensional animated sequence that can be seen at 360 degrees unlike any other type of screens. Due to the persistence of vision, the shapes that appear on the screen turn into moving kinetic light sculptures. Those animated figures seem to float in the air, like one single intangible bright stream evolving through time.