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Look Thru Other Side

image de l'oeuvre Look Thru Other Side de  Noé  Grenier Noé  Grenier

De Noé Grenier installation 2015

  • 2015 - Exhibition Panorama 17 au Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing de Tourcoing (FR)

Look Thru Other Side is a video installation which questions the moving image and its deployment in space through an experience of stereoscopy.

The film is constructed by applying a process of desynchronisation to the filmed action. Imagine that one of your eyes sees “later” than the other: your brain will try to establish a natural connection between the two out-of-phase images. The stereoscopic couple – which produces the illusion of relief – is constructed by the projection redoubled by the same sequence of animated images on the same screen, with a slight delay between the two projections.

This attempt to recreate relief is applied to two types ofimages: amateur archives shot on film and contemporary street images filmed digitally. Our gaze thus moves between old-fashioned images of the private sphere and contemporary ones of a public, continuous sphere. Whereas the banality of the street creates a space where distances grow, inviting contemplation or provoking unpredictable visual situations, the amateur images break this continuity and seek to surface at the moment of projection. Trying to revive images by restoring their potential physical reality is possibly only if we accept a certain form of wrenching, which each shot averts, but not without bringing its own trembling.

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