Small Spectacle about Image-Semblance

Immersive video installation. Edition: 3
Text stretched on a steel wire, stereogram video animation projected on 3 adjacent walls, silent, 2005.

The work consists of a stereogram video animation projected on three walls of a cubical space and a text stretched on a steel wire in the middle of the space. While reading and focusing on the text, the spectator’s eyes are adjusted perfectly matching the stereographic pattern on the video. The stereographic video creates a perceptual illusion that the walls are undulating. The spectator thus looses “the sense of space” and perceives the work as an unstable and hallucinatory room.

The text (quoted from Jorge Luis Borges) goes: ... In that Empire, the craft of Cartography attained such Perfection that the Map of a Single province covered the space of an entire City, and the Map of the Empire itself an entire Province. In the course of Time, these Extensive maps were found somehow wanting, and so the College of Cartographers evolved a Map of the Empire that was of the same Scale as the Empire and that coincided with it point for point.

Small Spectacle about Image-Semblance – structure of the installation