Our perception is not limited by a single aspect of view, rather it is a continuous and visuospatial process that allows us to perceive multiple of things, perspectives and spatiality at the same moment of sight. This process naturally can not apply to two dimensional representations, such as tv screens, paintings or prints that are two dimensional projections of the three dimensional reality. For instance a landscape photograph can only be visible to the viewer from a fixed point of view, The movement or the location of the viewer can not determine what is being seen, the viewer can not experience any depth, perspectival change or any significant extra information upon change of position, coming closer or moving away. On the other hand photography relies on this two dimensional limitation to define a certain moment or composition in time and space. The image is composed and directed by the photographer, framed from a certain point and from a certain perspective. It is a product of the photographer, a representation that derived from the photographer’s own vision and perception. Therefore the viewer can only perceive the photograph from the vantage point of the photographer himself and a unique, and truly subjective perception is not possible. A group of spectators looking at a printed image or a photograph from different locations can’t have a unique perception of it, they would perceive the same image with the same composition, perspective and framing. “Reconfigured Perspectives” in a sense tries to create a subjective and unique experience for the viewer that is not possible with the traditional methods of photography.
“Reconfigured Perspectives” is an interactive installation that allows the spectators to experience a landscape from their own unique point of view. It works by registering spectators location and matching / projecting it to the corresponding image from a large set of pictures taken from precise positions and angles.
“You are free to use your eyes and attribute value to things the way you want. The eyes are a great subversive tool because they technically don’t underlie any control, they are free when used freely.”
Coding : Bilal Savaş
Project Advisor : Ekim Erkurt