November 3, 2022
Hackemann's book on preorder at University of Chicago Press
Associate Professor Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann from the art department has completed the peer-reviewed book "3-D Experimental VR and Art Practices" by Intellect Books London, available for preorder at the University of Chicago Press.
The book will be printed in December and available for purchase at the 2023 College Art Association Conference in New York in February 2023 for the University of Chicago spring catalog. The general release is in May/June 2023.
The book is a critical survey of artistic practices that involve the use of 3D and stereoscopes, which is emerging as a scholarly field in its own right.S
It includes 32,000 words and 89 images by well-known and contemporary artists. Some images are in 3D and the book includes 3D glasses. The artists include Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, William Kentridge, Lygia Clark and Zoe Beloff as well as her own works and research in this new field.
Johnathan Crary, Meyer Shapiro professor of modern art and theory at Columbia University and author of the classic "Techniques of the Observer" by MIT Press, is endorsing the book jacket and writes:
"Rebecca Hackemann's new book is a superb and indispensable account of the creative and critical exploration of stereoscopy, 3D and VR by a wide range of artists since the early 20th century. Especially now, at a moment when powerful technology corporations are massively commodifying and routinizing VR and 3D products, Hackemann's study provides a crucial resource for sustaining oppositional and counter-practices of visuality and perceptual experience."