“When I was young, even before being able to read, I would look at View-Master* images and even though I couldn’t yet understand the captions, I saw in these images, a world that was more real than real life. The stereoscope presented me with a mixture of my own affects or emotions, and stereotyped representations—photographic ones—stemming from both reality and from my imagination.“
*View-Master is a device marketed by Sawyer's Photo Services in the 1930s that allowed, from 2D pictures, to see touristic views in 3D thanks to a special binocular box. 1.5 billion reels of stereoscopic views were worldwide sold.
So, chameleon or artist; which one best interprets and imitates its environment?
This work is part of the "Vs View-Master" series begun in 2013, available in two versions: an anaglyph version (process which simulates a 3D view from a 2D picture thanks to wearing special glasses: stereoscopic red/cyan glasses) and a GIF version.
Created exclusively for Sedition, "Each artist" is a video adaptation of the GIF version.