MULTIPLE EXPOSURE IN REAL TIME

it’s a movie theater

it’s a still camera

it’s a darkroom

it’s a veil though which we can see the world.

The camera views the world as it goes by. It views layers of realities and superimpose them. It views the world just outside; a world you would hardly stop to look at - to look across the street; to look down the street – however, the camera permits that. The projected flipped image in the dark gallery creates a separation. Through this veil the viewer ventures back into the world as this separation allows him to simultaneously

 

view it

enter it

 

As you enter into the camera and into the image-making chamber, light collides bringing forward new constellations, forms, figures… absorbing them, revealing them to the world, co-constructing them between the camera and the I.

I am the aperture. I am the shutter. I am the focus. I am the camera.

Being the camera comes with certain freedoms. I now have control over the projection plan. I can stitch it together, move it, bend it, curve it, kiss it, draw on it, hold it, lift it, let it fall, split it into twenty different plans.

There are educational and interactive aspects to this project. A curious audience is invited into the camera, to act with it, ask their questions. And the education of me as I experiment with exposure and developing inside the camera. The back part of the Gallery/ camera has become a darkroom. Here the exposed paper is developed. In that sense it is a very empathetic project; it is being built between us and the things we see.

The last couple of years I have been doing various experiments with 35mm film. Creating multiple exposures with an analog film camera maintains a mysterious element. Constructing the camera/ darkroom has been my way of trying to understand multiple exposure photography. To get in between it; to get in it.

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Tribeca Trib

Concept Like a compact camera, the lens is only out when the camera is on
Darkroom set up
Developing
Liquid Light
Liquid Light
Liquid Light
BW Silver Gelatin 11 x 14 [inch] creased and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Cut, overlapped and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Bend and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Bend and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch]
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Bend and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Bend and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Bend and exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch] Move as exposed
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch]
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch]
BW Silver Gelatin 8 x 10 [inch]
Screenshot from the short film.
Screenshot from the short film.
Screenshot from the short film.
Screenshot from the short film.
Screenshot from the short film.
Screenshot from the short film.