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  • Carl Toth

    Cranbrook Art Museum

    This retrospective of 20 years of Carl Toth’s work is called “Slightly Torqued,” that is, convoluted or twisted. A torque is the precisely measurable rotary force in a mechanism, and in Toth’s case the mechanism is the camera, the piece that produces the torque its lens. In an untitled work from 1972, Toth shows a woman holding a stereo camera—a camera with twin lenses that can be used simultaneously, but that produce slightly different results. The image of this woman is itself a composite of two pictures of her in slightly different positions, suggestive of the torque effect the stereo camera

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