Imagraph is a projector that shows images to your already closed eyes. A participant lies on their back in a coffin-shaped box and shut their eyes as if they were sleeping. An LED billboard is hangared above their head, with optical fibers from each of its pixels extending like tentacles to the surface of their eyelids. In every optical pathway, the color of light is calculated to compensate for the color shift caused by the absorption spectra of blood and melanines in the eyelid. The light, which is seen as a gradation of blue by the spectral compensation, turns out to be the intended color eventually on their retina. The uninterruptedly presented image inside the closed lid acquires a unique texture, which seems sprung up spontaneously in themselves.
Engineering : Goki Muramoto, Atsuhiro Yamaguchi, Takayoshi Koyama, Kai Fukubayashi
Support : INAMI LAB, RESEARCH CENTER FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (RCAST), THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO