On Thursday (Dec. 6), CalArts School of Film/Video’s Explorations in Stereoscopic Imaging class, led by filmmaker and faculty Michael Scroggins, hosts an end-of-semester presentation of student work in the Black and White Studio (Gallery A404). Titled WIKI, the show features three-dimensional imagery presented in a variety of formats, including videos, installations, paintings, drawings and virtual reality.
WIKI will also feature several stereoscopic animation works by special guest artist and CalArts alum Chris Casady (Film/Video BFA 76), who works in motion picture effects, music videos and TV commercials from his studio in Hollywood.
According to the syllabus, the students' work is informed by their discussions on the history and theory of 3D imagery, which dates back to 1838 when Charles Wheatstone first formulated a theory of the role of binocular vision in stereopsis.
Several of the questions that Scroggins addressed during the course include:
- Is there a medium specificity involved in the production of monoscopic contrasted with stereoscopic art?
- In what other ways may stereoscopy be used to challenge notions of representation and objectivity?
- How have artists subverted the stereoscopic potential for an increased sense of realism by creating apparently impossible spaces?
- When does the use of stereoscopic imagery appear to be merely a gratuitous gimmick and when does it appear to serve as an integral aspect of an artwork?
- What are the options for gallery, museum and street exhibition of stereoscopic imagery?
Brice Brown (Film/Video BFA 22)
Blake Dirksen (Film/Video BFA 19)
Yiting Gao (Film/Video MFA 19)
Matan Hasav (Film/Video BFA 19)
Yoon Su Lee (Film/Video MFA 20)
Dylan Lusetich (Film/Video BFA 21)
Jack Nop (Film/Video BFA 22)
Kendall Smith (Theater BFA 21)
WIKI: The 2018 Explorations in Stereoscopic Imaging Course Exhibition
CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia