Between this Image, 2013
stereoscopic-3D video, sound, mixed media
Between This Image embeds stereoscopic-3D video and sound into constructed scenery in the exhibition space, inviting viewers to navigate the physical and projected content. It was installed and exhibited at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle.
The piece depicts a video-recorded figure facing the impossibility of becoming conscious or self-aware and was based partly on Magritte’s painting, La Reproduction Interdite (1937). In addition, text content informed by Adolfo Casares’ novel, The Invention of Morel, was written then recorded by a voice actor. Clips of the text were edited and categorized by parts of speech then sentences algorithmically assembled. Stereoscopic-3D images are projected onto a transparent scrim surface to create a holographic effect between the real space and the media. The two-way mirror in the rear of the set piece reflects the scrim and displays images from the monitor mounted behind, creating a recursive reflection moment.