While being confronted with the everyday rhythm of traveling, I developed certain habits to ensure the comfort of my daily journeys. As every commuter, I had a particular abstract interest and desire to use one train route as a travel routine. Curious for this preference, I built a theory on the visual comfort of this specific landscape. The common point of my experience is the hardly interrupted horizon line, equally splitting earth from the sky. The consistent visual flow of landscapes appeared more reassuring, not to say boring, like a lazy chair, compared to a train route with a more vivid and interrupted view of the surrounding landscape(as shown on the right).

Trainlapse is a graphic display showing consistency in a rapidly changing landscape, in comparison with the real visual experience. It reveals a hidden pattern in the day-to-day landscape. This pattern merely exists in our subconscious of which the factual graphic gives insight in how subjectively our minds record the common visual surrounding.

Trainlapse is made with a time-lapse technique, recording an image per second and abstracting this to the bare basic of the visual. It shows a general color of the view, second after second, which creates a pattern that is challenging one’s recognition on the verge of the non-representational. Trainlapse may be seen as a puzzle of one’s memory in which the mind is being confronted with its abstract function and recognition. The rational grid begs for personal recognition and emotional association from the cummutor.


2012
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Trainlapse

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800 x 90 cm

material:
Epson paper 200gr,
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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.

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abstracting an image of a landscape to a general color.