Bubbles

Three  Bubble  lenticular lightboxes installed in     Joy before the object,   Seventeen Gallery, London

Three Bubble lenticular lightboxes installed in Joy before the object, Seventeen Gallery, London

 

These 3D backlit images of paperweights use the technology of the lenticular to simulate binocular vision. Inspired by German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s book Bubbles, which deals with contingent and permeable containers through which the interpenetration of subjects can happen – think of magnetic fields, Mesmerism, the transfer of blood vapours in Classical Greek notions of love, breath in bubbles or sound heard in the womb. The lenticulars posit a halfway point between object and depiction, exploiting the transparent nature of the glass to suggest a perceptual slippage into the interior of these spheres.

 
One bubble (brandy)  3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”

One bubble (brandy) 3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”

Three bubble (crystal)  3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”

Three bubble (crystal) 3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”

Three bubble (tiffany)  3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”

Three bubble (tiffany) 3D lenticular lightbox 40x50cm / 16x20”