Perry Hoberman
Stereoshadows
Stereoshadows (1985) are three-dimensional wall sculptures that incorporate stereoscopic 3D images. By putting images in a three-dimensional context, their status as representations becomes apparent. At the same time, a hybrid space is constructed on the cusp of reality and illusion. The disparate pictorial elements within this space create a loose narrative that freely admits paradox and contradiction. Some images are physically present and others only apparently so, resulting in a fluid space that seems to shift as the viewer moves. In each sculpture, silhouetted images are projected by a polarized light source onto a silver surface that is itself a silhouette, at once image and screen.