Real Images is a photographic installation consisting of two 96-inch wide acrylic hemisphere halves, one clear, and the other sandblasted; two Kodak 35 mm slide projectors, with self advancing carousels; and 4 x 8 ft feet glass-less mirror. Carousels contain 160 handmade slides, collected from various travel archives. Both slide projectors are wired with microphones connected with two speakers, which provide for the camera body-projector sound atmosphere of the piece. Both projectors cycle in eight seconds intervals, with two second delay.
Real Images stands as a metaphor, pointing to our ability to recognize and perceive images. The role of obsolete photographic technology is amplified in the production of artwork. The slide projectors are active players in the installation including their sound-wired cyclical motion. The acrylic hemispheres function as a lens in space, which capture, reflect, and transmit projected images. Mirror, positioned in one of the corners of the space provides an extension of the architectural space and serves as another surface where images are captured and further reflected.
Through the use of the acrylic hemispheres as display structures on which images are projected and transmitted through, the work evokes an atmosphere of scientific exploration, and utopian visions of the future. A sense of nostalgia hovers above the juxtaposition of projected images. In occasional moments of blank white light, the audience is left bare to observe the technological apparatus that makes this theatrical experience become alive.
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