May 28th, 2008

Displacements is an immersive film installation by Michael Naimark. He filmed 3 people in an archetypal Americana living room. The camera was standing in the middle of the room and rotated sowly. Afterwards he spray-painted the whole room white and placed a projector at the same spot of the camera. The result is a strange augmented reality effect. He did this for the first time back in 1980, this version is from 2005.

Displacements by Michael Naimark

Displacements by Michael Naimark

Displacements by Michael Naimark

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  2. Jackie Says:

    Amazing and eerie effect. Felt as though I was underwater or sensory deprived.

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    OMG Ghosts!

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  7. Flaxton Says:

    Such an amazing idea. Is this video from the 80s or in 2005? Looks really rustic for this decade.

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  9. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    @Flaxton: the video is from 2005

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  21. sir jorge Says:

    that’s incredible, i applaud that

  22. René Garcia, Jr. Says:

    The lamp with three lights on it is facing the wrong direction in the still shots.


  23. paresh Says:

    nice effects.

  24. Atro Says:

    Beautiful idea

  25. MJ Says:

    I liked it ! It was fun and interesting. If what he did has a name I am glad this was my introduction.

  26. Guy Says:


  27. Sayne Says:

    @Guy – I love you :) I was reading through the unimaginative comments, thinking I was going to reply to the one that said she felt sensory deprived (sight is a sense last I heard). Got to the bottom of the comments and didn’t realize the ever present “Shopped!” comment was missing until I saw it. Made my day.

    Oh yeah, and I did enjoy the vid, wish there was more.

  28. B.A. Miles Says:

    This was an amazing experience. I started the clip and as it began Transatlanticism by Death Cab started playing, oh do they go together. Thank you for doing this.

  29. Amelia Says:

    Eerie and beautiful…like watching ghosts.

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  31. Oliver Says:

    holy crap! ghosts!!

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  34. Chaim Says:

    very cool idea.

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