34 Stills, 14’26”, 360 Degrees
34 stills, 14’26”, 360 degrees is one part of an audiovisual triptych by Mattia Casalegno titled Pomegranates, Grapes and Seashells. Exploring the ‘still life’ using photogrammetry and computer-generated animation, the artist creates a 3D animated seashell that rotates slowly in space. The edges are distorted due to the limitations of the imaging technology, photogrammetry. Traditionally used for topological surveys, the technique assembles bi-dimensional pictures together to create tri-dimensional objects. In Pomegranates, Grapes and Seashells, Casalegno applies the technology to a series of fruits and natural objects, providing a survey of its shape and form as interpreted by 3D technology. The forms are animated and float in space, and are accompanied by an ambient electronic soundtrack by Martux_m Crew. The three works in the series have been presented as a three-channel installation at the Young At Art Museum in Florida in 2016.