Estereoscopia is an interactive installation based on two pictures of a couple that look at each other in shot/reverse shot. An infinite zoom that wraps the image of two people photographed in shot/reverse shot (chief device of the audiovisual representation) conceptually reproducing a fractal image (the part contains the whole). The work brings forth a number of major conceptual issues: the “loop” in digital art; the fractal image, in which the parts contain the whole; the separation of the image and the sound; the temporality in the photographic images. In this installation, we sought to achieve what we call fractal poetics. The fractal presents itself as an intermediate dimension capable of making us move back and forth the continuous and the discontinuous, order and disorder, the local and the nonlocal, the part and the whole, the shot and the reverse shot. The—intermediate—fractal dimension in an installation is multiplefold. The installation is barely distinguishable as far as the technique is concerned. We do not “know” whether it is photography, cinema, or infographics. On the other hand, with regard to the picture of the characters, we are always in an intermediate dimension, between one and the other. Another paradox is found with regard to the relation between sound and image, since the dialog mentions a mirroring interiority—“I want to see what you are seeing of me in you”—that is belied by the image, which is pure exteriority, like in the Moebius band. The dialog is a free indirect discourse where “me” is another. Vertigo of the digital mantra that multiplies what is heard in what is seen, always the same that continues the other, which is me, which is you. In the garden of the digital dainties, I am you and you are me, sharing an infinite virtual depth.
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