Artist – Tom Pnini

The Light Fantastic Toe, 2015

Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
New York, 10002
United States

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The Light Fantastic Toe presents the five minutes leading up to a stereoscopic portrait of a family. The video begins with what, ostensibly, appears to be a split screen; however, it is actually a double set with one built next to the other creating the illusion of a stereoscopic image. While a traditional stereoscopic image employs a dual lens to create two similar frames, in my video, I remove this second lens and duplicate the actual scene in real life: identical twins play two separate roles, acting in the two identical sets, which themselves are replicas of a 1860’s New York apartment.

Tom Pnini