Stereostereoscope



stereostereoscope 2010/2012 (wall-based version)
digital video, digital photoframe, speakers, cardboard, lenses








stereostereoscope 2010/2012 (floor-based version)
digital video, digital photoframe, speakers, cardboard, lenses, modified speaker stand





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This series of stereoscopic videos and viewing devices deconstruct the viewing experience and play upon notions of vision, perception and spectatorship. Using junkstore materials (toy magnifying glasses, swimming goggles, camera parts) and basic video equipment (personal media players, digital photo frames, portable DVD players) to construct makeshift viewing devices, these works operate contrary to the digital illusionism of contemporary 3D cinematic blockbusters. Instead, the viewing experience is as much one of witnessing the image breakdown as it is of perceiving the spectacle.



For the work stereostereoscope, earphone components were used as pinhole lenses to create an abstract stereoscopic experience of shifting points of light, with ambient sound the only clue to the location of the recording. These small spectacles are imperfectly translated through the homemade apparatus, creating  a new experience of everyday phenomena.