VIDERE | Surface [video]

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Kate Lain | Comments (2)

Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

“Surface” is a short silent piece about fish, reflection, and not knowing which way is up. It's a dip through the proverbial looking glass, a study of a surface—of both water and air—that offers us an alternate way to see what is right in front of us.

The interplay between right side up and upside down, between reflection and real, was created using a camera, not with digital manipulation after the fact.

(Please note that this is not an invitation for you to put your own cameras, hands, and faces in our waters to experience the fish and their environs from a new perspective. You still need to stay topside.)

Also in the Videre series:
“A Song of Pebble and Line”

“Calendula Collection”

“A Study in Simulacra”

For more on this story, check out News Bytes in the spring/summer 2013 issue of Huntington Frontiers, downloadable in PDF form here.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.


What a cool idea! I love the way the immersion into the fish's world occurs, and we never get the question of 'which way is up?' answered. Great way to explore the Huntington, if not the world. Cant wait to see more like this!

Thanks for watching, Laura! Stay tuned...more on the way!

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