The Light Fantastic Toe

2015, HD, 5:43

The Light Fantastic Toe presents the five minutes leading up to a stereoscopic portrait of a family. The family is taking the portrait just before the patriarch leaves to join the Union army. The video begins with what, ostensibly, appears to be a split screen; however, it is actually a double set with one built next to the other creating the illusion of a stereoscopic image. While a traditional stereoscopic image employs a dual lens to create two similar frames, in my video, I remove this second lens and duplicate the actual scene in real life: identical twins play two separate roles, acting in the two identical sets, which themselves are replicas of a 1860’s New York apartment The portrait becomes no longer of one family, but it is in fact of two families—identical and different. Each family poses in front of a similar path, a similar destiny, the prospect of war. As the click of the camera captures an image for eternity, so it records the possibility of death.

The Light Fantastic Toe @ LOOP Art Fair Barcelona















I will be presenting my Video The Light Fantastic Toe together with Chelouch Gallery at the wonderful LOOP Art Fair in Barcelona.TLFT-website

Hope you can make it



Thursday 4 June at 19.30h


Thursday 4 June: 12h to 19.30h

FAIR DAYS                                                           

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June: 16h to 21h




Snow Demo @ PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

Snow Demo was selected to be part of PULSE Play | New York 2015

PLAY will be curated by Billy Zhao of the Marina Abramovic Institute.



Fair Hours



Thursday, March 5 –       1pm-6pm

Friday, March 6 –            11am- 8pm

Saturday, March 7-          11am-8pm

Sunday, March 8-            11am- 5pm


PULSE New York is centrally located at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


The Light Fantastic Toe @ Moving Image Art Fair

My new video -The Light Fantastic Toe will have it’s world premier at The moving Image Art Fair in NYC.

with the wonderful support of Lesley Heller Workspace.


March 5-8, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015: 6-8pm
Thursday March 5 – Saturday March 7, 2015: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015: 11am – 4pm

Moving Image is located at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Manhattan’s Chelsea District.

Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001

Ballade to the Double- Solo show in NYC

Lesley Heller Workspace

Tom Pnini “Ballade to the Double”

I am honored to invite you to my first solo show in NYC.

September 3 – October 12, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7, 6-8pm

Tom Pnini,  Double Windsor, 2012, still from video



Lesley Heller Workspace

54 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002