Sectional Travelogue

SECTIONAL TRAVELOGUE (Catalog of Trackside Profiles as Determined by Light and Shadow, Reconstructed as Individual Sections)

 
A 54-mile train trip, taken at the same early morning hour every week, resulted in repeated solar alignments.
 
The rising sun, perpendicular to the moving train, casts a sliver of light between train cars. The line of light generates a realtime section of the trackside landscape.
 
 
Overlay grids measure the perspective angle of each line of light.
 
Using a perspectival correction algorithm, trackside profiles are generated and compiled as a sequence of sections.
 
Installation view
 
The computer-generated sections are laminated onto acrylic tiles, and stacked to recreate the entire trackside landscape.