The Infinity Boxes

Matt Elson's avatar Matt Elson

Philosophically the goal of The Infinity Boxes is to playfully explore human perception and social interaction. Aesthetically the goal is to create objects that draw the viewer in from a distance with the box's odd beauty and become progressively less comprehensible during interaction. These are art works about "The Other" and not "The Self". In that sense they are a form of contemporary portraiture that is tuned to social media. Some of the box experiences cannot be photographed as the 'image' exists solely inside the viewers head. These cases give each eye a separate input which is assembled into an entirely subjective image. The image is never the same twice, and can never be recorded as experienced, as the process relies on the brain as image compositor of two disparate visual inputs. The Infinity Boxes seek to create a state of self awareness of the process of seeing and through that to bring the participants into 'presence' of the moment.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 20
  • Medium: Mirrors, Wood, Acrylic Paint, Screws, Electroluminescent Wire
  • Width: 20
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6