Elizabeth King

Quizzing Glass 2005

Installation: sculpture and stop-frame animation, projector, fiber optics, lacquered wood cabinet, steel table. Overall 70 x 24 x 24 inches; cabinet 24 x 19 x 23 inches.

A sculpture and its animation, in a darkened cabinet “theater.” The sculpture, Idea for a Mechanical Eye, is a life-size eye (cast acrylic) that can rotate on an internal ball-and-socket joint; its wooden eyelids hinge on tiny springs. A stop-frame animation of the eye, moving and blinking, is projected on a dime-sized screen, delivered from stage-rear by a small video projector fitted with a micro-lens. Animation is a 2-minute loop. Sculpture lit with a fiber optic spotlight.

Eyeball made in collaboration with ocularist Earle Schreiber.