Video of the Week #16, November 10th, 2011

From: The Cosmic Magnifying Lens by Davide Castelvecchi at Degrees of Freedom.

Original source: True Reverse Perspective from JMS on Vimeo. There is quite a lot of additional information there.

This animation by London-based video artist Jeremy Mooney-Somers represents the technique that artists have codified as reverse perspective, also known as Byzantine perspective. While in ordinary perspective lines converge to a point at infinity, in reverse perspective, sometimes seen in Byzantine icons, they converge to a point in front of the scene depicted. This work represents an excellent representation.