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Body Heat // Temporary Marks: testing the thermographic

By Daniel King on Feb 24, 2014

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In preparation for an artist residency project, I spent an afternoon experimenting with a Thermographic camera array in order to wrap my head around just how it translates visual elements like light, form, and movement. I discovered an opportunity to bring forth the visual marks of the heat signatures all around us.

Laying a heated body upon any cool surface will leave a temporary heat signature which dissipates over time. These heat signatures are invisible to our human eye – but are used by industrial commerce, intelligence, and military entities to register the positions and movements of heated bodies through the landscape.

I’m interested in applying this super human vision toward a consideration of the infrastructure of the highway and human movement through landscape.