the past year, I have become fascinated with the camera obscura and its
capacity to superimpose one reality upon another, allowing the viewer to be in
two places simultaneously. Secluded in my family’s home, I covered up a large
window in my bedroom with black cardboard, into which I carved a hole, enabling
the landscape outside to burn its way in. Adjusting slowly, my eyes began to
follow any glimmer of luminosity on my walls, and the room started to glow with
a moving image.
throughout history have used the camera obscura to make the exterior world a
stencil for their images. Projecting itself, the landscape plays a direct role
in creating the artwork. I experience living in rooms differently now that they
have become cameras. Through trial and error, I have been exploring ways of
capturing images of the outside world as they hover inside, in harmony or in
contrast within domestic spaces. In the series Sunburned Curtains, I have transformed multiple rooms in my
family’s home into suspenseful narratives and whimsical environments that
complicate visual perception and stir the viewer’s imagination.