Stereocollision - contemporary stereo cards
From the artist's statement: "To make the 'Stereocollision' series I digitally mixed images and text appropriated from antique stereographs to present composite scenes of globalization and power. The installation invites viewers into a Victorian era parlor setting to read the cards and enjoy their 3D imagery from a point of view within troubled western luxury and dominance. The scenes and their subverted authoritative narration draw parallels to a colonial context while further mixing cultural forces. Tourists observe worshippers, monkeys hold council in a government hall, and soldiers guard a crowded market place. In evaluating these places, one is confronted with subtly disorienting hybrids, which may seem almost plausible at first glance within the modern phenomenas of accelerated global transit and cultural influence."