The camera is a mechanical eye that we use to extend our subjective gaze. This device teaches us to see through the eyes of others. It teaches us to see ourselves from the outside, to see ourselves objectively. Occasionally this device seems to have more power than our own corporeal eyes.

Not Eye is a short film shot in stereoscopic 3D and in black and white, which explores the relationship between the eye and the camera. Its production in native 3D constructs a sort of mise en abyme of the binocular human gaze, underpinning the central themes of the film.

 

This work explores the relationship between the eye and the camera, between the body and the machine. It invites the viewer to contemplate the central character’s emotional stability in a surveillance-obsessed society. Lauren is interested in how the dimension of depth in moving image can be used in storytelling.

 

Lauren Moffatt is an Australian artist working between video, performance and immersive technologies. Her works, often presented in multiple forms, explore contemporary subjectivity and connected bodies as well as the limits between virtual and physical worlds.

Over a number of years she has developed a body of work pivoting on stereoscopic photography and video, influenced by the history of cinema and broadcast technologies.

 

Not Eye has been exhibited most recently at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, United Kingdom. More information about Not Eye can be found at vimeo.com/128466824

Lauren Moffatt

3D installation (Single screen) (Watch preview)

2013, Australia

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