DATE – 1983
DISCIPLINE – Art
MEDIUM – Telepresence video installation
STATUS – Displayed at the Ontario College of Art
In Toronto in 1983 I exhibited “Displaced Perspective” which was the worlds first artwork that used a Head Mounted Display (HMD) as the display medium. This groundbreaking work transported viewers viewpoint to a spot 4 meters away that looked back at themselves wearing the HMD and created a kind of altered perception as it was like removing your eye and moving it to look back at yourself. This sensation of “remote vision” was amplified as a second perspective, recorded previously from the same camera location, was also played simultaneously with the live camera feed to immerse the viewer within the videospace and redefine their awareness of what was real or recorded.