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The December 12-26, 2002 issue of Time Out New York features the JPDA/Melanie Crean collaboration Oculus
posted on Monday, December 2nd AT 11:11:35 AM

The December 12-26, 2002 issue of Time Out New York features the JPDA / Melanie Crean collaboration Oculus. Writer Angela Gunn reports:

"Here in the city, kids are sprawling on the floor at Grand Central Terminal to gaze up as ... flocks of doves fly through an opening in the ceiling of the main concourse. Who needs nature – or hallucinogens – when you've got technology?" (p.253)

JPDA worked closely with New York-based projection experts Scharff Wiesberg who provided the installation's unique bleeding-edge Catalyst projection system. Peter Scharff reflects, "this kind of light show wasn't possible a year ago." Gunn comments:

"Oculus... looks less like a video installation than a painting."