Anthropometry

Anthropometry 1989

Anthropometry 1989

Collaborator: Benoît Berry

Digital video installation

Shaft, Kremlin-Bicêtre Hospital, France

Technical element:

Stereoscopic projection, 1 projector, Mirror, 1screen

Sizes: 60 m (200 ft) deep
Size: 10 m (32 ft)

Anthropometry was created for the Hôpital du Kremlin-Bicêtre and installed in the shaft of a 17th century well. Two 1,000 watt projectors beamed images of body scans onto a mirror tilted to 45 degrees which reflected them on a giant screen at the base of the well. The public could view the images through pairs of stereoscopic binoculars. The effect resembled a giant microscope that allowed spectators to examine cutaway sections of lungs and a brain.