scales of the sole

date 1997
location roslyn oxley9 gallery, sydney; institute of modern art, brisbane
medium stainless steel, glass, tank periscope head, haelogen lights, switching mechanism
dimensions variable
photographer Ian Hobbs
collection artist

Scales of the sole - a series of five periscopes ranging in size; the viewer steps onto a platform which lights up on contact with the soles of the viewers feet, the soles are exposed to the periscopic heads and a foreshortened image of the soles are in view.


  1. Picture this! by Genevieve Hawks, The University of Sydney news, 25 Sept 1997

  2. Art sensor by Jacqueline Millner, Realtime 24 Apr/May 1998