'Slow Dance' is a Picture Frame That Creates a Time Warping Illusion

By: Joey Haar - Aug 16, 2016
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
With 'Slow Dance,' Jeff Lieberman continues to build on his reputation as a time obsessive. No, Lieberman isn't obsessed with punctuality -- rather, his projects consistently examine time and people's perception of it. The former host of Discovery Channel's 'Time Warp,' which filmed events using a super slow motion camera, Lieberman's new project creates a time warp in real time.

Slow Dance is an art piece shaped like a picture frame that holds a physical object, such as a feather, the leaf of a fern, or a piece of dew covered grass (although Slow Dance could hold virtually anything that fits in it.) By using carefully timed pulse of light and an electrical current, Slow Dance creates the illusion of the object inside swaying in slow motion, right before viewers' eyes.