10 metre long lenticular light box installation, Ashgate Medical Practice, Chesterfield (2013)
Commissioned by Beam on behalf of Ashgate Medical Practice
Déjà vu is a panorama made up of a combination of views and vistas from landscapes around Chesterfield. The artwork is made up of a series of illuminated lenticular images which slowly transform and change as you walk past them, causing the landscape to ripple and flicker.
Lenticular printing involves digitally splicing two or more images together and printing this onto a plastic sheet which has hundreds of lens ridges across its surface. This allows one image to be seen from one angle and change into the second as the viewer walks past and views from another angle.
The scenes that form this panorama may appear familiar to people, but on closer inspection will turn out to be somewhat different to what is actually there. Déjà vu is about movement through landscape and how the memory of these views can create a sense of place. The only part of the panorama that remains unchanging is the view over Chesterfield, which is placed at the center of the image.