Bright loose images for the Monumental Art series
written for the stereosite by D. Carlton Bright, USA
Despite the fact that my field of work is experimental Stereographic Art, I am recording and documenting in 3D wherever I go, such as Galleries and Museums, and especially, when a Monumental Installation by an Interdisciplinary artist, or artists takes place. However, I have discovered that 3D can capture and retain a sense of the physical and geographic experience of being immersed in such a massive art exhibit, better than traditional 2D recordings. These Monumental Installations can typically take up a city block or more in size, but are unavoidably and tragically impermanent. Fellow participants are an important element of these enormous installations, and their presence and interaction with the piece can also be captured without disruption by using a pair of small, hand-held cameras for recording in 3D.
Because different people have different experiences, I try to return to the piece and shift my focus and sense of awe to different aspects of the piece so that an edited version can provide a cumulative impression while also capturing the differences that an ever-changing presence of fellow visitors produces. Both of the featured 5‑minute long 3D videos have an informal intro, with occasional text pages that give the viewer information and insights as the video progresses. This, I feel, helps the viewer settle in and immerse themselves in the 3D rending of the artwork, as well placing them among the other participants engaging in the piece. Although these present recordings are relatively casual, I believe that more extended 3D coverage and production would help to preserve these one-of-a-kind experiences for future generations (to some extent).
D. Carlton Bright (New York City, USA)
I’m a video artist who has been making inroads into the expressive possibilities of stereographic, or 3D artwork since the moving to NYC in the early 1980s. Originally a sculptor, I found my two main fields of interest naturally dovetailed together in the creation, or composing of 3D video artwork. A major innovation has been utilizing musical nomenclature in the composing process of 3D videos. My work has been featured in the International 3‑D Convention, and the Ventana Gallery and the Holography center in NYC.