Pnini’s series of stereoscopic images consists of printed photographs depicting mountain ranges in America, taken from the Library of Congress. A stereoscopic photograph is comprised of two nearly identical images taken with a camera with two lenses placed apart from each other at the same distance as human eyes. The two images unite under a stereoscope viewer, and a magical illusion of depth is created. Pnini “takes over” these sceneries and provides them with his own settings of starry nights, using watercolors. Every treated photograph appears in the exhibition twice – once in its original size fit for a stereoscope viewer to create the illusion of depth, and secondly in large format, extracting the two images from the stereoscope, and striping them from their original function.
From Tom Pnini’s solo exhibition at Chelouche Gallery “The Light Fantastic Toe” exhibiton text.