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Motion Panoramas
Interactive video (custom software, computer, display, video camera)

Each of these panoramas displays three horizontally oriented views of the viewer’s motion, played forwards, backwards, and in combination. These works play on the misperception of temporality. For example, backward motion played backwards is perceived as forward motion. When these views are played together, temporal/spatial coincidence causes the eye to travel back and forth across the horizon of the image. This reading process is similar to that of a traditional panorama, but feels accelerated and somewhat involuntary.