Two Curtains of 30,000 Prescription Lenses Cast a Distorted Water-Like Glimmer Across a Beijing Gallery

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#Caitlind r.c. Brown
#discovered gadgets
#glasses
#set up
#Wayne Garrett

July 25, 2022

Grace Ebert

All pictures courtesy of PIKOU, shared with permission

Suspended from an undulating steel rod, two translucent patchwork curtains of prescription eyeglasses evoke the gleaming shimmer of a waterfall. The disorienting set up is the second one in a chain of optical works by means of Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett (prior to now), who created a smaller kinetic piece targeted round the idea that of collective imaginative and prescient again in 2015.

Higher in scale and larger in subject material than the primary, “And Between Us, An Ocean” makes use of 30,000 recycled polycarbonate plastic lenses sourced from a Beijing manufacturing facility and Calgary recycling middle. The twin set up bisects a gallery at Instances Artwork Museum and distorts the distance as guests transfer among the glimmering curtains. A pixelated, contorted view emerges throughout the more than a few prescriptions in each and every lens, skewing views and proposing questions concerning the dating between unmarried and shared imaginative and prescient. Brown and Garrett write in a commentary:

What faint ghosts are carried by means of such intimate gadgets—home windows at the international for the target market of 1? How is our shared truth formed by means of such a lot of views of the similar position and time? Got rid of from their unique objective, the eyeglass lenses implicate one thing explicit concerning the mass and scale of our human enjoy, and the ability of our want to look the arena (and each and every different) extra obviously.

“And Between Us, An Ocean” is on view on the Beijing museum thru September 12 ahead of it travels to its subsequent location. See the method at the back of the development, which came about between Canada and China, and in finding extra of the pair’s ocular works on their web page.

 

#Caitlind r.c. Brown
#discovered gadgets
#glasses
#set up
#Wayne Garrett

 

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