[ISEA2016] Artists Statement: Jeffrey Shaw & Sarah Kenderdine — In_Side View

Artists Statement 

IN_SIDE VIEW is an installation whereby the viewer, seated in a chair, is able to explore a series of stereoscopic panoramic photos using a Samsung Gear VR head mounted display. Turning the chair rotates these panoramic scenes, which offer a conjunction of photos of Angkor Wat showing foliage amalgamated with stone, and of the interior of a Sydney hardware store after it had been ravaged by fire. The viewer controls these changes of scene using a tongue-operated switch that is held in their mouth.

In IN_SIDE VIEW senses are senselessly conjoined, the world put back together, in side out in the circle of confusion, amongst trees / stone scaled / snake roots // eyed / tongue in cheek / switchback // past / future / present // cable / tie // wrap / around // heady / giddy / techy / tacky / vroom // memory / aromatic / terror // ruination / fervid bedlam. The wherewith-all in_side a pataphysical allegory for the multi-sensory encounter between the body and the perceptual imaginary, between nature, manufacture and ataxia.

Software: Leith Chan
Production: ALiVE/ACIM, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
Photography: Volker Kuchelmeister, Jeffrey Shaw



  • Jeffrey Shaw, Melbourne, AU, 1944. Resides in Hong Kong and Lausanne, CH. jeffreyshawcompendium.com
  • Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice, especially in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is Director and lead curator of EPFL’s (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH) new art/science initiative, inaugurated in 2016 as ArtLab. sarahkenderdine.info