Revealing the View – part II
The work consists of two parts. Revealing the View – part one is a 6’51’’ video which is a recording of myself undergoing the process of 3D scanning in a photo-studio, using a personal pocket camera. I recorded the process from within the photo studio whilst my figure was being generated in an additive 3D print. An integral part of this video installation is The Piano Concerto No. 21 Andante, by W. A. Mozart.
Taking into account the development of the photographic medium throughout history, the idea of producing a sculpture in additive 3D print using digital data obtained in the process of 3D scanning one’s own body is located within the changing physical manifestation of the camera operator (the photographer) in relation to the scene being photographed. Specifically, the physical manifestation of the photographer concerns the manner in which the photographer captures and communicates the scene at the point of recording—the way the transfer of his view manifests at the moment of taking the photograph. Generally speaking, with the exception of the camera obscura that has a simple hole without a lens, this view has always had an optical transfer due to the fact that the lens, as an optical instrument, is an integral part of the photographic apparatus. Today, the dominant type of image (digital) is mediated through the surface of the screen embedded in the body of the camera. The view that used to pass through the lens has been suspended and replaced with a view that stays, hovering on the surface of the display.
Ivan Petrović studied at the Academy of Fine Art (Braca Karić), in Belgrade, Serbia. He has exhibited widely in Europe and America and is the co-Founder of the Centre for Photography, (with artist Mihailo Vasiljević) an independent non-profit organisation established in Belgrade in for research, study and promotion of photography.