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0 0 1 221 1260 Newcastle university 10 2 1479 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE Electric? is an exhibition including the piece Phantasmagoria Eclectic and a series of stereoscopic images entitled Munich 3D, produced as part of a residency and exhibition at Gallery FOE 156, Munich, Germany. A series of collages were made over the period of the residency using found materials and postcards. These were then photographed and made into stereo images for viewing through three tripod based antique viewers, on line via my website and through free cardboard viewers provided at the opening of the exhibition. Also included a series of 3D photographs of Munich museum interiors made as part of on-going research into the history of science and museums display In 1838, Charles Wheatstone, inventor of the stereoscope, published a paper that provided the scientific basis for stereography, showing that the brain unifies the slightly different two-dimensional images from each eye into a single object of three dimensions. The term “stereo” is derived from the Greek word for “solid,” so a “stereograph” is a picture that depicts its subject so that it appears solid. In the nineteenth century photography was embraced as a medium that, unlike any other, presented the “truth” through exact rendering of a scene and photographic Stereographs seemed even more real by simulating three dimensions. Munich 3D exploits this attitude, depicting insubstantial visions as three-dimensional forms inhabiting physical space.


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Artist(s): Brown I

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2015

Number of Pieces: 13

Venue: Gallery FOE 156

Location: Munich, Germany

Media of Output: Sculpture, Photography


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