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Imagined perceptual organs (Nat Chard)

Imagined perceptual organs (Nat Chard)

These are from around 1992, and go with some of the drawings I posted a couple of weeks ago of spaces that were driven by the occupant’s desires and anxieties. I am away at the moment but will try and find time fro a proper post tomorrow.

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Peepshow Ladders (Nat Chard)

A study for some ladders to hold peep shows for an exhibition. Each peepshow would have openings that would allow a view through to the gallery space or to another peep show or a drawing on the wall. In this way the composite view of the gallery from the ladders would be different from at ground level. The view above has one peep show looking through to the anamorphic projection of another peep show. To discuss the idea, models of Van Hoogstraten’s peepshow were used, although new ones would be made for the exhibition.

Peepshow Ladders (Nat Chard)

Peepshow Ladders (Nat Chard)

3D detail, Tu M' (Marcel Duchamp)

Here are a couple of stereoscopic views of Duchamp’s Tu M’. The painting has a perspectival pictorial structure with three painted shadows of readymades landing on the canvas (not on the objects described in perspectival depth).  A real bottle brush sticks out form the canvas and casts a shadow in the same way as the absent readymades.

Detail Tu M' (Marcel Duchamp)

The pictures are taken from two different horizons.If you are new to this blog, to resolve the stereoscopic pair of images, go cross eyed so that a feature in one image corresponds to the same feature in the other, and try to relax until the depth emerges. If you are having difficulty seeing it, reduce the size of the image on the screen.