Onion Skin is an installation created by the French artist Olivier Ratsi; this new installation is the first stage of the Echolyse Project. The project involves making several iterations taking reference from the initial concept.

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Courtesy of Olivier Ratsi

The installation works by using two screens positioned side by side working as one, with projections that creates the illusion of depth.

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Courtesy of Olivier Ratsi

In doing so, the anamorphic projection creates a sense of nausea by the hypnotic repetition of the projection. Creating such an illusion uses a variety of perspectives within the projection with specific lighting effects to attain the desired effect.

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The experience will differ from viewer to viewer, as it will be solely based on his/her point of view. The name Onion Skin comes from the way the installation evolves through the different levels of projection, peeling away the way for different distorted projections, as if taking away the layers on an onion.

By Shanaire Blythe

Courtesy of Olivier Ratsi

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