The next itteration of the Wonderbox will incorporate the human body in it to interact with the interior/stage of the box. Visual trickery will further play on the idea of making things seem different from what they actually are.
Techniques that will be incorporated are forced perspective, aperture/lenses and Pepper’s ghost hologram technique.
The wonderbox function as a stage, a theater with illusions to trick perception.
The themes of
- - aperture/framing
- proximity (physical as well as mental)
incorporated in the apparatus are a critique on ‘theater stages’ in society. Where you might find these veils of illusion and performance are illustrated below.
(several images are made per theme so I can choose later which ones work best)
An old theater technique to make an ‘apparition’ of an object appear, precursor of the hologram as it were.
Below there’s a video of a Coachella performance of Tupac and Snoop Dogg using Pepper’s ghosts illusion. This performance was done three years after Tupac’s death. (skip to 2.30 to a live and a dead man interact)