Video installation, 2012
The project of Mira Gáberová and Ivan Svoboda addresses the relations between a flat surface and space. The artists thematize a 3D film projection, which forms a base for further interpretations and associations connected with flat and spatial rendition. They deal with a documentary or documenting record of reality in connection to manipulated 3D image that does not necessarily reflect the reality at all. The viewer`s experience with a 3D film projection is rather ambivalent: it is one of many technical attractions and marketing blockbusters, yet it is a shift towards a quasi-authentic representation. The project of Mira Gáberová and Ivan Svoboda blends a funny irony with interest in this “exclusive” technology. We are confronted with a paradox when a three dimensional rendition of reality by means of 3D technology is lame and 2D, or better to say 2,5 D image of a classical film projection on a screen is still “the best solution”. The installation refers to the principle of 3D technology: the viewer is a part of the scene. The relations between 2D and 3D are literally present in pressed plants of Mira Gáberová or in mushroom slicing or in presentation of a former press operator in the video. The use of an authentic character opens another reading of cinematography – the relations between a fictional and non-fictional film. In the field of technology it refers to the similar polarity between an authentic recording and technological manipulation of an image.