Isla Santa Maria 3D : Oliver Husain in conversation with Pablo de Ocampo and Kim Simon

Simon, Kim. Isla Santa Maria 3D : Oliver Husain in conversation with Pablo de Ocampo and Kim Simon. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"Isla Santa Maria 3D stages a series of fantastical encounters that grapple with regimes of vision and the construction of knowledge. A conquistador moves through a choreographic sequence, dancing with a telescopic viewing device that helps to measure and understand the relationship of his body to the world. A group of visitors gather in an archive of shipwrecks. The figure of the eye becomes a puppet to control. Historical stereoscope images meet current day 3D cinema techniques, and audiences of Husain’s installation are cast as fanciful historiographers, their minds and bodies ordered and implicated to create the dimensionality of the scenes unfolding before them.

Working with a porous layering of historic moments, of fact and rumour, of replicas, ghosts, and holograms, Husain relates the political and perceptual narratives of colonialism to the technological developments of linear perspective, stereoscopic imaging, and the experience of 3D film itself, picturing both the figurative and literal overlapping of disparate viewpoints." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Interviews
All Contributors: Simon, Kim (Author); Simon, Kim (Interviewer); Ocampo, Pablo de (Interviewee); Husain, Oliver (Interviewee)
Dossier: 410 - HUSAIN, OLIVER
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file) 12 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Husain, Oliver
Critics / Curators / Historians: Simon, Kim; Ocampo, Pablo de
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Events: Contact Toronto Photography Festival (Toronto, Ont.); Images - Independent Film And Video Festival (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Oliver Husain : Isla Santa Maria 3D
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 14 April - 4 June 2016
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 21:36
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 20:20
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