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Vanishing Point 3:1

Artists, United Visual; Meckin, David


United Visual Artists

David Meckin
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Web Programming


This iteration of Vanishing Point, a work first shown in 2013, was created for United Visual Artists’ Other Spaces solo exhibition at 180 The Strand.

Inspired by Renaissance perspective drawings by Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, the installation employs perspective as a tool to reshape and redefine a space, continuing UVA’s explorations into programmable architecture and creating the illusion of light as a physical material.

Beams of white light are projected into space from an invisible vanishing point, drawing creating different geometries, compositions and divisions within the room and transform our sense of perspective. The work’s behaviour is unpredictable and without repetition, fluctuating between states in which the beams glide calmly to more pulsing and energetic movements.

The functional, architectural quality of the three-dimensional sound field augments the linear, flickering structural light compositions. The speed, position and angle of the lines influences the pitch and tone of the sound.


Artists, U. V., & Meckin, D. Vanishing Point 3:1. [Dynamically controlled laser; code; sound]. Exhibited at 180 Strand, London. 13 September 2019. (Unpublished)

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Sep 13, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2021
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Additional Information Role: Sound Designer and Audio Programmer.

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