Hyperbolic Peephole

Spectral decomposition of light


Artist: Nourathar Studio

Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez

Title: Hyperbolic Peephole

Date: 2019

Medium: Mixed media; screen, video player, electronics, lens, perspex in custom wooden box.

Dimensions: 44,5 (h) x 44,5 (w) x 30 (d) cm

Loop duration: 1'49"

Edition: unique within a series of 7


> Hyperbole: exaggeration

> Hyperbola: symmetric curve, in mathematics

An exaggerated peephole for the observation of hyperbola.

Hyperbolic Peephole offers an expanded peephole, a portal to a visual universe which results from the combination of analog and digital processes. A lens produces different types of deformations and spectral decompositions of the light emitted by a screen, seemingly subverting the laws of perspective. As a result, the perception of the artwork is relative to the spectator’s point of view.