UVA’s first gallery installation, Mirror inhabits an area between portraiture, sculpture, and the motion studies of pioneers such as Eadweard Muybridge. A stereo camera pair creates a moving three-dimensional image of the viewer, projected in real time into the space.
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Snapshots of the space are combined to create a fluid history of all movement in the space. A viewer can therefore interact with their own history, creating new spatial forms as if painting with their body. The scene is rendered from a shifting viewpoint, allowing the viewer to see themselves from unusual angles. At the same time, the stereo process introduces unexpected errors and distortions, forcing us to consider that the machine has its own way of seeing, and thereby foregrounding the limitations of our own perception.
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