The Nearest Faraway Place is a boxed collection of stereographs (3D photos) taken inside one of the world’s most unique abandoned homes.
Known locally in Toronto as “the castle house”, the property is the creation of its reclusive former owner Max Heiduczek who crafted his home’s architecture and interior design using classical European and Middle Eastern styles he encountered during travels abroad.
Developed in the late 1800s, stereographs (also known as stereo cards) were once a popular format for viewing photography. The earliest form of virtual reality, the cards commonly depicted scenes of sublime and exotic places. Using a special 3D viewer, stereographs gave people the feeling of visiting distant lands from the comfort of their homes.
Continuing in the tradition and spirit of stereographs, The Nearest Faraway Place provides a surreal trip through Max’s now dilapidated, magical suburban home.
Edition of 100.
Included in each set:
- Ten stereograph prints
printed on acid free 315 gsm paper and secured in vellum envelope
- 3D viewer
Lorgnette-style handheld viewer with non-scratch Tyvek sleeve
16 page publication with artist’s statement, technical information and colour photographs
- Artist’s signature and edition number
handwritten on first page of booklet
- Lidded box
acid free with title printed in gold-foil lettering
Box – 5.25 x 7.25 x 1.25″
Stereographic prints – 4.13 x 5.83″
Booklet – 5×7″