The Center for the Holographic Arts is back on Governors Island for the summer, and has opened the upper floor of its temporary home to half a dozen resident artists, including Maximus Clarke.
Clarke is developing a new 3D video installation titled RENDER. The piece consists of a three-walled structure with built-in rear-projection screens, showing anaglyph 3D imagery, which viewers wearing red/cyan glasses will perceive as “inside” the structure.
Like PER SPECULUM IN ÆNIGMATE, Clarke’s 2013 series of images overlaid with encrypted messages, RENDER is concerned with humanity in the age of near-omniscient surveillance. The video projections depict a woman and a man, photographed from multiple angles, who seem to rotate endlessly as various categories of their personal data are analyzed, and who ultimately disappear into grids of abstract pixels.
Visitors can see RENDER in development on Governors Island every Saturday and Sunday through August 16, between 12pm and 6pm, at the Holocenter Summer Museum, in Nolan Park house 19B.