CAMERA OBSCURA and HORIZONS
Walk-in Pinhole Camera and B/W Pinhole Silver Gelatin Prints
Site specific installation
"Spor", Mod.Strøm Festival, Slipshavn, Funen, DK
Commissioned and supported by Mod.Strøm.
15.09.2017 - 17.09.2017
Camera Obscura and the Horizons series are works, which investigates the unique position of the peninsula Slipshavn and its relation to the sea as site and questions the significance of change over time between culture and nature, between that which is changeable and that, which does not change.
Camera Obscura was a constructed life size fully functioning pinhole camera, which the viewer had access to. The viewer would enter the Camera Obscura in full darkness through a small maze walkway.
The Camera Obscura was installed in an old seaplane hangar for the culture festival Mod.Strøm at the Marine National Guard School “Slipshavn”, a small peninsula on the island of Funen in Denmark. The seaplane hangar no longer served its original purpose and is now functioning as a storage facility for dinghies and other equipment, the original large opening onto the sea for the planes to fly in and out is now walled off. Positioning the Camera Obscura against the wall, which originally allowed access for the planes to fly in and out, the Camera Obscura re-established the connection to the sea and re-accessed the view that once was.
Photos: Thomas Appel, Laila Svensgaard