Society of the Spectacles – Strelnikov’s Glasses and Other Stories
August 29, 2017 | By Sam |
I am showing new work as part of this group print show exploring the use of spectacles in cinema, which will be sited (or even ‘sighted’) on the 1st and 2nd floor exhibition spaces of Manchesters HOME cinema / theatre. This is the second show curated by Society of the Spectacles – the fun living, pun loving arts and film enthusiasts Susan platt and Rob Hamilton. The show features 24 artists from various practices ( graphic design, film-making, illustration, fine art and photography).
My own piece is called ‘Natural Vision’, and is a reference to the 3D cinema system developed for the first ever colour 3D film – Bwana Devil. The film (or more precisely, it’s audience) is also famously depicted on the cover of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle – a text which is referenced by more than one work in the show. I wont post my final piece here, but I thought I’d share some of the images from my research in the meantime.