“At this moment, when everyone is talking about virtual space and immersive art, 3D: Double Vision invites the audience to dissect the complexities of vision and perception”, says Michael Govan, CEO of LACMA. Indeed, this exhibition epitomizes the concept of immersive art. The artwork requires the audience’s participation and interaction; it draws in your eyes and makes you experience a different visual reality.
LACMA takes a historical approach to chronicling 3D artwork. Their collection spans from the 1830s to present day. The inception of three-dimensional works began with the stereoscope, a popular technological device that revealed various pleasing images – faraway lands, famous monuments, and the occasional comic. While it started as a scientific endeavor, the wider population fell in love with the pictures and the stereoscope became a staple of Victorian entertainment.
The 20th century saw the next advance in 3D technology, setting a precedent for Hollywood’s 1950s boom and the creation of popular cameras. Now, we are capable of lenticular printing and holography, the pinnacle of 3D imaging as they create dimensional effects without requiring glasses. 3D: Double Vision includes an expansive look at the historical progression of 3D technology and artwork, featuring vintage and contemporary works.