James Clar | Standard Observer (Looking Glass) (2012)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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Standard Observer (Looking Glass) (2012)


90 cm x 90 cm
Fluorescent Lights, Filters


The “CIE Standard Observer” graph displays all visible colors to the human eye. A border is drawn on top of this graph that shows the colors that can be displyed on a computer monitor.


“Standard Observer (Looking Glass)” defines the visual reality created for a person as they stare at a computer monitor for hours on end. In media theory; the computer monitor is the retina of the mind.
“Iris Was A Pupil”, Carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai 2012
“Various”, Alma Enterprises, London 2013
“Dazed & Confused” Eric Firestone Gallery, New York 2014