Red Green Objective
Red Green Objective is a 3D stereoscopic photography project that challenges the sense of sight. The images can be viewed and experienced in four different ways by means of red/green anaglyph glasses, and individual spectators choose their own mode of perception.
In addition to the landscape itself, canonised and embedded with historic references, summer in the Danish countryside often sports roadside stalls where passersby can trade locally. These stalls offer everything from second-hand kitchen utensils, clothes and bric-a-brac to homemade jams, a wealth of home-grown vegetables and much else. I regard the artefact aspects of these stalls as an important midway point for second-hand and scrapped goods before they reach the recycling station, bound for the incinerator. The artefacts still represent a certain value for their owners, and the stalls constitute the place where that value is renegotiated, oscillating between what their owners ask and what passersby are willing to give. In order to promote sales, the artefacts are arranged and presented on tables, shelves and in boxes in ways that represent the special aesthetic sensibilities of the stall owners. I am deeply fascinated by such stalls, by their abundance of historic artefacts and the special kind of folk aesthetics evident in their presentations. I use a stereo camera to thoroughly photograph each stall and then go on to process the footage in Photoshop with various objectives in mind. Red Green Objective is a 3D stereoscopic photography project that challenges the sense of sight. The images can be viewed and experienced in four different ways by means of red/green anaglyph glasses, and individual spectators choose their own mode of perception. Here, the aesthetic universe of the stalls and the ability of stereoscopic photography to create a sense of space and depth unite, forming a new photographic realm.
Medium: Roadside stalls with various artefacts and junk, stereo camera with a dual timer function, silver print, dipole sheets cut to shape.
Supported by National Arts Foundation