Stunning Light Installations Created Using Camera Obscura
Camera obscura is an old photographic technique which uses a box with a hole in to project surroundings onto a screen. And, while it’s principally used for photography, it’s also been appropriated for other artistic endeavors. Previously in Stenop.es we saw the technique being used to turn the inside of an apartment into the outside world and now artist Chris Fraser has used the technique to create otherworldly light installations.
Much like the Stenop.es project, Fraser uses an entire room as his box, boring holes in the walls to let the required light in to create the work. By drilling multiple holes he creates a layered effect, manipulating the light into geometric shapes with clean, crisp lines.
My light installations use the ‘camera obscura’ as a point of departure. They are immersive optical environments, idealized spaces with discreet openings. In translating the outside world into moving fields of light and color, the projections make an argument for unfixed notion of sight.