New York

Peter Campus

Bykert Gallery

Peter Campus exhibited a closed-circuit video piece and a videotape in his second one-man show. In the closed circuit piece, Stasis, two video cameras with an enlarger project two images of the viewer onto the wall. One of the cameras is pointed through a turning prismatic device which causes the image to also rotate; the other image is stationary. The cameras are placed at different elevations and at slightly different angles. This means that the stationary image is generally of the head and shoulders while the rotating image includes more of the torso, and also that they never overlap exactly. The third difference is that the images are the inverse of each other; the rotating one is a mirror image, the other a true or photographic image (not reversed).

The piece is activated when the viewer steps into the range of the cameras and sees his/her images upon the wall. Movement through the

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