Shot Reverse Shot (2001)
The mutated observer, part 2, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California, 2002
The histories of cinema/photography and neuroscience mirror each other and are both essential for the understanding and production of our contemporary subjectivity. Shot Reverse Shot is a cinematic method of displaying two people while conversing and is in this case used as an apparatus to produce situations between actors. There are five different couples enacting five different situations, first with a video camera, then with a prisma bar –a neuro-opthalmologic instrument normally used to measure defects in ocular gaze but in this case creating dynamic movement of images through ever increasing lateral displacements.