Through the lens
Medium: Video (Ricoh Theta 360 camera)
Through the dual fisheye lenses, the camera creates the two hemispherical videos. The use of the camera is to understand how technology sees, hears, and moves in the world. The camera was kept inside a waterproof bag and was tied to the broken tree stick. It was used as a machine to record, but was treated to have its own body. Each video captures different momentums and contains different sounds. We can hear sounds of birds chirping, running water flowing, and the physical contact (between the camera and external forces) happening. The camera was able to capture imagery that is not visible to the human and makes impressions that we cannot experience in reality.
The composition has 72 hemispherical videos on a black background. The overall composition blurs the impression of space and depth within the scene. There is no sense of positive and negative space. The overall composition of the video is flat, but the round hemispherical videos protrude from the flatness of the space. The circular shapes are the original shapes of the camera’s eyes. The video challenges the viewer with the distorted and reversed perspective. This work encourages a new way of seeing and broadens how to view their surroundings.