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.
Mathematical Models from the Musée des Arts et Métiers
Kinkajou in Stereo
A Kinkajou skeleton from the Booth Museum. Worth seeing in stereo.
Fish in Trondheim
At the science museum in Trondheim. A wall of fish.
Armadillo Skeleton in Stereo
The sculptural bones of this skeleton are heavier than those of its neighbours in the Booth Museum in Brighton – to carry the weight of the absent armour. The stereo separation is quite wide ont hese so if you are not used to viewing stereo pairs you might experience a little eye strain in trying to register them.
To resolve the images go cross-eyed so that one image registers over the other. Try to relax so that the full stereo depth appears. If you are having trouble, make the images smaller.
A recent addition to the anatomical collection
More Old Zoo – Back of House
Old Zoo, Griffith Park, LA
Between 1912 and 1965 this zoo occupied what is now a picnic area in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The scenographic enclosures are now available for anyone to enter. They are arranged along the lower edge of a small escarpment, to be viewed from below. They are serviced from above, with a series of protected tunnels allowing the keepers to feed the animals. I will post some pictures of these and some of the other infrastructure (that was hidden above the enclosure) in my next post. The Zoo moved to a larger site in the park.