photo Perspective

PERSPECTIVE

With Perspective, WERC presented an interactive installation in a bunker in The Hague. The curator of Bunker v192 invited WERC to come to The Hague and make an autonomous installation with the bunker as the only guiding principle.

For this installation, WERC played with the perspective of the visitor in order to break through the walls of the bunker that were several meters thick. The starting principle was to experience a room without walls while standing in a bunker.

WERC did technical research into perspective and optical breakthrough of lines and designed an installation that brought down the thick bunker walls in a digital way. An important aspect of this installation were the split in half simple geometric sculptures that were attached to the walls. These sculptures emphasized the x-, y- and z-axis of a three-dimensional space. Using the projections on these split in half sculptures, WERC created the illusion of floating objects in an infinite space. These floating objects were partly physical and partly digital, but formed a unity in the eyes of the visitor.

Visitors of Perspective entered the dark bunker one by one and then saw three illuminated buttons that were positioned throughout the room. By pressing one of these buttons, WERC knew from which perspective the viewer was looking at the wall. This way, they could adjust the projection to this perspective. As the viewer walked to the other side of the room and pressed another button, the perspective shifted.

With the Perspective installation, WERC created an optical illusion that played with the spatial experience of an audience.

INFORMATION

  • Exhibited
  • Bunker exposities, de waterkant, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Year
  • 2012
  • Type
  • Installation

  • Dimension
  • 5 x 7 x 2 meter
  • Media
  • Forex sculptures, video projection, custom hardware.
  • Special thanks
  • Rayke Verhoeven