Double Vision

1971, 14:45 min, b&w, silent

This early tape is a seminal exploration of themes and strategies that recur throughout Campus' work. Multiple images and spatial dislocation are used for an investigation of the perception and experience of the self and its phenomenological extension in space. Two cameras provide simultaneous, shifting images of his loft and himself. The multiple, overlapping images move through phases that Campus has titled "displacement," "disparity," "convergence," and "fusion." Explaining his methodology in optical terms, Campus states, "[Double Vision is] an exploration of double or two-camera images, relating to the evolution of sight in animals. The tape begins with an uncoordinated two- camera image and works its way up to an eye-brain model, always conscious of how this model differed from its subject matter."

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