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March 01-04, 2018

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No More Gimmicks: The Double Lensed Camera Eye - Stereoscopic Space and Fictionality as Conceptual Tool?

Rebecca Hackemann

Saturday, March 08 - 1:00PM to 1:45PM
Holiday 4-5

3-D photography has sometimes been dismissed as a gimmick or fad, one that was fashionable in the late 19th Century in Europe and then in the early 20th Century in the United States, then again in the 1950s and 1960s. However with a new journal devoted to 3-D photography and the resurgence of 3-D cinema, one must ask whether 3-D photography could be put to greater use. Can it be employed as part of a conceptual concern by an artist? In this paper I claim that constructed 3-D photography can be used to evoke a fictional space in which the very notion of truth can be questioned, precisely because it is a photographic three dimensional (and fictional) space. I will present a series of fictional historic stereoscopic works as well as stereoscopic work by artists, alongside my own work. Viewers will receive a pair of 3-D glasses. As such this paper is situated somewhere in-between the "image maker" and "lecture" format at SPE.

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