The windowless shed camera obscura, 2013

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the windowless shed camera obscura

Materials: (Camera) lens, glass, plywood, duct tape, wood from disused loom, brass. (Kneeling cushions) worsted wool, hand dyed with rust collect from within the mill, filled with raw alpaca fibre.

The Windowless Shed Camera Obscura were a series of seven individual ‘windows’ (Camera Obscura) created within the wall ventilation alcoves of the spinning room, also know as ‘the windowless shed’, on the top floor of Salts Mill in Saltaire, UK. The work required the viewer to stop and kneel in order to see the ‘windows’ that provided a series of inverted reflections of the present and ‘never seen before views’ from the building. The work reflects upon the experience of seeing, the construction of memory, and obscurity in the process of remembering.

The work was commissioned for the exhibition Cloth and Memory {2} at Salts Mill, Saltaire, UK.