COME MEET CLAUDE!!!!
Just a reminder we are having an exhibition on Wednesday June 16th at Phog lounge at 6:00pm!!! BE THERE!!
We will be showing are indivdual pieces that we have been working on as well as our live stream web cam of Huron Line ( The Green Corridor) will be projeted into the space.
COME COME COME COME!!!
Playing Like Children With Shiny Toys!
Above: Our group technician playing around with claude mirrors.
We are well into the swing of things! For the next couple of weeks, our group is focusing on the accumulation of images using both claude mirrors made by Alex McKay, as well as those found in commonplace reflective surfaces.
We are trying to push the boundaries of image production past the traditional 18th century landscape by incorporating opposing ideas of beauty/decay and nature/urban concepts. We were all very excited by the idea of anthropomorphizing the urban landscape and objects within it. However we are not limiting ourselves to still images; some experimentation with video is also ongoing.
We are actively critiquing each other’s work and sharing ideas. Our end goal is the exhibition –opening at Phog Lounge on June 16th – as well as potentially printing a book of images. At the same time, we have acquired a 5 Megapixel security camera, which will be mounted in the Green Corridor next week.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Here is a sample of images we have collected so far:
Forming an Identity Using 18th Century Mechanics
This is a picture of a phone acting as a Claude Mirror, using the reflection, an alternative Claude mirror.
Over the past week and a half, our group has been introduced to a popular contemporary artist Alex McKay, and his project the Claude Mirror. He has been exploring the possibilities that this magnificent 18th century device can do over the past 10 years, and now it is our chance to experience with them.
Our group has taken on the responsibilities of gathering images, content and responses to what we see through the mirrors as well as our experiences with not only the mirrors but with the city and space around us. We will each be forming our own identity through the use of the Green Corridor and surrounding areas, and attempt to bring the beauty back into the space, similar to that of a 17th-century Claude Lorrain, landscape painting. Although the mirrors were primarily linked to landscape painting, and transforming the land into something beautiful, we will also be exploring the alternative ways of viewing and using different reflection to form a link to contemporary concepts.