Shira Klasmer

Out of Thin Air (3D)

 Out Of thin Air | 2012 | 8′ on loop

Artists: Gabriel Klasmer and Shira klasmer

In their latest collaborative project – during several weekends the darken parking space adjoined the London studio of Gabriel Klasmer and Shira Klasmer was turned to the playground for experiments and investigation to the edges of sculpture; its fragility, materiality and its sense of volume.

The work, a playful exploration where the artists try to create sculptures using raw material shaped by the forces of air and gravity are frozen in time and space by a flash of light. The event was captured by stereo-cameras and recreated as a 3D projection.

The materials that were used for these sculptures are loosely relating to Gabriel’s current interest in air and inflatables. In using available studio materials (such as plastic sheets, blankets, studio rubbish, stings, dirt and dust etc) they become surprisingly ‘glorified’ when captured by the camera.

Out of darkness of the car park objects appear, caught by the flash of light, not as images but as realities, as presences, of what only exists, in the imaginary field of vision, between the left and the right eye.

‘Out of Thin Air’ has to be seen with the aid of 3D glasses, where the total physicality of those objects is so striking to the degree that it becomes magical. The simple technology of stereo-photography brings the experience of the physicality of objects (sculptures) to life, from a 2D still image to a 3D experience.

Here is only one screen video shown, but the images are edited for a two screened projection of 18 and 19 singular frames to be screened simultaneously in a loop. This odd numbering of frames creates an ever changing relation between the two projections.