Camera Obscura and Horizon #1-13
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 "Horizon #1-13" are works, which investigates the unique position of the peninsula Slipshavn as site and its relation to the sea. The works 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 fully functioning life size pinhole camera, which the viewer had access to. The viewer would enter "Camera Obscura" in full darkness through a small maze walkway leading into an inner chamber where light projected the outside world upside down onto the wall through a small hole.
"Camera Obscura" was installed in an old seaplane hangar for the culture festival Mod.Strøm at the Marine National Guard School at 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 "Camera Obscura" against the wall, which originally allowed access for the planes to fly in and out, "Camera Obscura" re-established the connection to the sea and re-accessed the view that once was.
Photos: Thomas Appel and Laila Svensgaard