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Proximity (bubble version) (2010)
The viewer faces a wall of 128 bright illuminated spheres, floating in a
Together these 128 spheres display a set of moving images in a crude 16 x 8 pixel resolution, remaining on the threshold of recognizability.
The semi-abstract moving image itself give only a small clue what in might display in the source video, but the sequences are accompanied by a soundtrack, playing the original sound from eight excepts of narrative films in which the protagonist either re-gains eyesight or is being hypnotized and describes a vision.
The cumbersome use of polarized 3D glasses posses a certain irony in the context of the narrative, as the image -even watched with glasses in full 3D- remains blurred and semi-abstract, while one is listening to eye doctors describing the quintessence of human perception.
An earlier version of this work was created site-specifically for the former THE THING office in Chelsea, New York, projected on 80 window panes of a giant factory window.
Thank you to Bernd Neutag for additional Xpresso programming.