Projection Space Exhibition

Stone Squid Experimental Art

Open Daily 26 July - 1 Aug, 11am - 5pm
Projection Space Commission TAKE WING

Gavin Peacock's & Brian McClave



Commissioned for Projection Space, Take Wing is a collaborative, two screen, stereoscopic video that taps into romantic notions of flight and the desire to engineer solutions. The work combines Peacock's love of modular construction and flat pack, and McClave's fascination with stereoscopy and fondness for constructing ad hoc camera equipment. On one screen 3D time-lapse of the fabrication of a model glider can be seen from the point of view of the artists constructing it. The other screen shows 3D footage from the inaugural flight of the glider with cameras attached to the wings. McClave's father is an aeronautical engineer who designed and built his own gliders (image from 1967): has this skill been passed down a generation? Will the glider the artists build fly gracefully or plummet straight to earth?



Brian McClave & George Millward

Aurora**2 is the first successful three-dimensional video of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. The result is a large-scale projected 3D video in which the viewer is immersed within this awe-inspiring phenomena by wearing 3D glasses. The Northern Lights are one of the natural wonders of the world. Yet even if you are lucky enough to be able to see them, it's impossible to capture the full effect. The aurora is on such a large scale - starting at about 100 miles above ground and reaching to about 500 miles - that the naked eye cannot see it in 3D. Instead it appears flat across the sky. This filming project translates this spectacle so the observer can see it as they would if their eyes were twenty miles apart, gaining a hyper-real appreciation of the aurora's complex shape.The Aurora is the largest phenomena it is possible to film in 3D from our planet.


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