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samsmith Virtual worlds and physical space collide

“Control Structure” by Australian artist Sam Smith is a sculpture and interactive installation built from hoop pine plywood, maple plywood, polyester resin, fiberglass, an LCD monitor and other materials. From the description: “A large digital video zoom lens extrudes from one eye socket like a bionic appendage, while the other eye is caved in and blackened. The correlating viewpoints between human eye and camera lens remain in constant flux. In the accompanying video a film set becomes a doorway between two worlds and a single hovering lens contains traces (corrupted artifacts and static signals) of a parallel data-verse: a mirror world that is the digital realm. As the artist comes into contact with the lens, his world is transformed, causing images to change orientation and play in reverse.” Interesting project that might be even more interesting to try out first hand.

Sam Smith Artist Website


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