Stereoscopes - Feelers

2006

An early twentieth century postcard image of a blindfolded girl surrounded by a circle of her toys and pet dog, is recreated in a garden setting and photographed as a stereoscopic image. Feelers proposes that without eyes, perhaps vision might be established through touch or some kind of psychic 'feeler' transmitted from the body. Creating an intimate experience for the viewer, the stereoscope presents a 3D image observed through special viewing glasses.
Feelers, 2006
An early twentieth century postcard image of a blindfolded girl surrounded by a circle of her toys and pet dog, is recreated in a garden setting and photographed as a stereoscopic image. Feelers proposes that without eyes, perhaps vision might be established through touch or some kind of psychic 'feeler' transmitted from the body. Creating an intimate experience for the viewer, the stereoscope presents a 3D image observed through special viewing glasses.

The stereoscope Feelers reconstructs Feelers, 2005, from the Feelers Poster Series. Childhood toys belonging to the artist's parents (teddy bear, dog, and dolls) and those gathered by the artist (rabbit and monkey) are staged around a large cutout of the young girl featured in the original postcard image. Letters are suspended above the characters and the postcard image is reconstructed in this 3D tableau.

See also Feelers Poster Series
Feelers, Feelers Poster Series, 2005
Feelers, stereoscope, 2006
Stereoscope
Feelers, 2006, Stereoscope
Feelers, 2006, garden tableau with stereo camera rig