The installation has been developed through a public commission - On Sight - for Lough Lannagh in Co. Mayo. Four binocular viewing posts will be installed in situ along the banks of the lake in the Spring of 2012. Each juxtaposes two HD films of the lake, one  for the left and one for the right eye which, though filmed from an identical view-point, integrate some contradictory information, which the brain will nevertheless try to converge into a stereo picture. The two films may simply be recorded in different atmospheric conditions - a freezing January morning beside at summer storm in July - or they may integrate more complex narrative events. The project is a public commission for Mayo County Council, part of the Landmark public art programme

A new video/sculptural installation exploring binocular vision, designed in consultation with Dr. Pascal Mamassian of la Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception. A small viewing post plays with juxtaposing views of farmleigh house, integrating modified elements for each eye, to test just how far you can go before the brain refuses convergence.



Binocular installation

Dimensions : 44 x 33 x 144 cm. (each)

Year : 2012

Courtesy of Mayo County Council