Blue Manifold

Display transparencies and video projection within empty retail unit, Swindon, 1997
Commissioned by Public Arts Unit, Swindon Borough Council

Blue Manifold photographic installation comprising of two illuminated display transparencies (1.8 x 4.8 metres and 1.8 x .6 metres) and live video projection. The Blue Manifold was an illusory space created by photographic transparencies positioned at the front of an empty retail unit. The image is large enough for the viewer to consider the possibility of stepping beyond the surface of the image into the blue space beyond. The viewer and the street were monitored with a video camera and back projected live onto the illusory space of the blue manifold creating a reflection of the viewer on the glass sheet at the centre of the illusion.