Shadows in stereo
September 16, 2016
An interactive art installation that provides a rare opportunity to experience stereoscopic 3D with ones own shadow.
Join us after the performance of The Temptation of St Antony to experience this analogue spectacle. Guests are invited to wear 3D anaglyph glasses as they traverse the gallery projecting their shadows 40′ high. Unlike a typical shadow, when viewed in 3D, shadows do not cling to surfaces they move “out” into cubic space.
A sense of somatic dislocation occurs that is both surprising and delightful.
The viewing experience is created by hand-made stereoscopic lights and glasses constructed by artist Christine Marie. The installation is a low-fi spectacle, more congruent with the light magic of Athanasius Kircher than the CG/Real-D digital work of James Cameron.
The experience is just as sensational appealing both to feeling of awe and an archetypal sense of wonder.