A periscope creates a line of sight constructed from the reflection of two or more parallel 45-degree angled mirrors. “OUTSIDE-IN” hybridizes several viewing machines (a periscope, telescope and microscope) into a single form, operating beyond a sculptural object, inviting users to stop, interact and look inside.
A welded aluminium water-tight case houses a mirrored polycarbonate interior designed to produce an interactive site specific experience, providing a kaleidoscopic reflection, a visual distortion of its environs.
Sited on Tamarama beach the movement of the water and sand shape the internal performance. Sited along Gaerloch Rock and the mulch of Mark’s park, the contrasts in the landscape’s colours along with the movement and changing densities of people draw in a new experience every time.
Externally, “OUTSIDE-IN” appears as a labyrinthian series of intersecting vectors; an identifiable figure along the Bondi Coast; an image representing Sculpture by the Sea 2015. Internally, a succession of mirrored viewing corridors define specific lines of vision, drawing in images from the surrounds. One might look down to see up (the sky), another may peer in and see behind, the flexibility in its design and configuration is calibrated to specific conditions, drawing the outside context, in.
Video by Husky Visuals
More information available at officefeuerman.com/outside-in