Mysteries in Depth: A 3-D Slideshow with 3-D Legend Gerald Marks

This is not a 2-D picture converted into 3-D. It is, instead, two adjacent frames from a famous strip of film which, viewed separately by each eye, enable us to experience depth in the original scene. Put on 3-D glasses for full experience.

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM  (Doors open at 7:00, there’ll be refreshments & much to see))
Admission: $10
Presented by Morbid Anatomy

Exploring Mysteries has been a prominent feature in the work of artist Gerald Marks over the past four decades. Tonight, join this 3-D legend and former San Francisco Exploratorium artist in residence for a 3-D ode to the Nature of Vision. Seven “Chapters” of images will explore a wide range of topics…  Lost Art around the City, Aviation & Space, The JFK Assassination, People Lost in Devices, Liberty, Mysteries of Scale, and much more.

There will be a special segment featuring images of small specimens in 3-D, made using a desktop scanner. On January 5, Marks will be holding a Saturday workshop on this technique. More on that here.

Gerald Marks is an artist working along the border of art and science, specializing in stereoscopic 3-D since 1973. He may be best known for the 3-D videos he directed for The Rolling Stones during their Steel Wheels tour. He has taught at The Cooper Union, The New School for Social Research, and the School of Visual Arts, where he currently teaches Stereoscopic 3-D within the MFA program in Computer Art. He was artist in residence at San Francisco’s Exploratorium and a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab, where he worked with computer-generated holography. His Professor Pulfrich’s Universe installations are popular features in museums all over the world, including the Exploratorium, The N. Y. Hall of Science, and Sony ExploraScience in Beijing & Tokyo. He has done 3-D consulting, lecturing & design for scientific purposes for The American Museum of Natural History, the National Institutes of Health, and Discover Magazine. He has created a large variety of 3-D artwork for advertising, display, and pharmaceutical use, as well as broadcast organizations Fox and MTV. He has designed award winning projections and sets at the N.Y. Public Theater, SOHO Rep, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and the Nashville Ballet, where he created stereoscopically projected sets. He created the 3-D mural in the 28th Street station of the #6 train in New York City’s subway. He did 3-D imaging of dance around the New York shoreline as part of an iLAB grant from the iLAND Foundation for using the arts to raise environmental consciousness.

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