Maximus Clarke’s 3D installation PARALLAX CITY is on view in SPACE:LIGHT, an exhibition at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, Queens, New York, from Sept. 17 to Oct. 17, 2019.
PARALLAX CITY is a stereoscopic video art installation that contemplates the urban environment as a site of both oppression and resistance. The physical component of the piece is a viewing structure built from wood, mylar, and acrylic. A video projector throws anaglyph 3D images onto a rear projection screen within the structure.
The looped video is a sequence of wide-angle 3D views of the New York City skyline, augmented with signs, screens, logos, and digital clocks. One view fades into the next, creating a slow progression across the cityscape.
SPACE:LIGHT features the work of 19 artists, taking over the Plaxall Gallery with optical environments, light sculptures and experimental image projections. It is a collaboration between the Center for Holographic Arts and Long Island City Artists.