This series of images is about photography and imaginary space, the process of vision and visual communication. It explores how we bring meaning to images, to what we see and experience through the medium of photography.
Viewers view the work flat on the wall or can peek into the glass holes of the custom fabricated white stereoscopes to see 3-D images.
I use stereographic space, as an imagined, subjectless space. The stereoscopic effect of space in film and photography positions the viewer in an extremely individualised spacial matrix within the 3-D world. Stereoscopy can be used to call attention to the way in which vision functions within our bodies, and to make the point, that stereo disrupts the traditional Cartesian structure of vision.
Rebecca Hackemann is a British/German conceptual artist. Hackemann holds a BFA in Film, Video, and Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster, London, and a MFA from Stanford University, CA. In 2001, she completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program Fellowship in New York, NY. Hackemann has exhibited in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, London, England, and Philadelphia, PA, and was born, raised and educated in Germany, England, and America. Her photographs were recently exhibited at Webster Leiden Gallery in the Netherlands. A phenakistiscope addressing urban transportation was exhibited as part of the Brooklyn Utopias exhibition at Olde Stone House, Brooklyn, NY in 2013. In July 2014, she is presenting her work and a paper at the psi, performance studies conference in Shanghai, China.
Further past achievements include grants from LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), NYFA, and NYCDOT. She also exhibited at Hunter College Times Square Galleries (2010), FIT New York(2009), The Whitney Museum ISP, Gigantic Artspace New York, Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta (2007) and at the 5th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Novosibirsk, Siberia (2007), with accompanying catalogues. Her work has been included in the AAF and photosf artfairs. The work is in the artist book collection of MOMA New York, Musée Français de la Photographie, France; the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany; the Museum für Fotografie, Germany, and in private collections in New York and England.
Artist’s Website: rebeccahackemann.com