A visual essay forging a deeper understanding of the character of visual perception.
Designed as part of SEE-ING: The Environmental Consciousness Project - an exhibition hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Produced in partnership with Prof Penelope Haralambidou, Between the Retina and the Dome is an essay in the conjoined forms of drawing and film, and considers the figures that constitute the architecture of vision. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s late obsession with the anaglyph, as well as the burgeoning presence of contemporary visual technology such as virtual reality, the project seeks to provoke a renewed understanding of visual perception and stereopsis (how the brain creates a single image of the world from two curved and inverted images).
The project centres itself around two main figures. Firstly, the Chiasma portrays the complex micro-anatomy of vision, exposing the rupture of images formed in the retina. Secondly, the Horopter attempts to draw a binocular picture plane – a malleable veil that casts objects which fall into its visual field.