Photos: EOS Mirror
by Beauchamp Art
Collaboration with Elizabeth Aubury. In a similar approach to Diallelus; watching a screen watching my screen.
The two cameras act as mirrors forming an infinite regression loop, with the photographs lost behind their cameras, creating a perpetual tunnel form imperfect frames; screens endlessly within screens; one camera remediating the other. These two-paired images depict the camera as a mirror, and through its limited gaze the image descends into an ambiguous maelstrom, too microscopic to be deciphered, lost in the cracks between the pixels.
Each picture acknowledges the other, showing the shared perspective fragmenting into oblivion; the physicality of the representational object evidences the hypermedia of the supposed transparency of the camera; “With each return to the interface the user confronts the fact that the windowed computer is simultaneously automatic and interactive.” [Bolter, 2000: 33] The digital camera’s display screen frames the world, and allows the users to instantly modify their perception, by adjusting the exposure, colour balance, aperture, etc. It allows the individual to perfect their vision, turn their eyes into that of the superhuman, and transplant the binocular eyes into an infinite array of monocular perspectives, which they, and any others, can revisit.
Bolter, Jay David and Grusin, Richard. (2000) Remediation: Understanding New Media. MIT Press. Paperback edition. London, England.