I am back working on the paradoxical shadows. Instrument Six (below) proved that I could make a floating shadow (hovering in mid air and detached from the surface that it should by rights land upon), both photographically and as a direct experience. For the latter, the candles worked very beautifully but require a very dark space to work in and have practical limitations, so I am making new instruments with electric light bulbs instead. The new instruments will test a host of possibilities raised by Instrument Six.
A flight of paint flying past Perry Kulper’s drawing and drawing pieces in our collaboration (documented in Pamphlet Architecture 34)
Yesterday I posted a stereoscopic picture of the floating shadow created by Instrument six (which can by definition only be seen to hover stereoscopically). The view is of quite a subtle lift from the surface and the registration lines on the folding picture plane behind help you sense the parallax. Due the subtle lift some people have difficulty in seeing the float, so here is a stereoscopic view of the shadow registered on the screen (in its normal position before Instrument Six lifts it into the space between the shadow caster and the screen). Also a picture of Instrument Six for anyone who is new to this blog.
After viewing this image in stereo, it might be worth returning to the previous post to see the difference.