Artist Zoe Leonard is bringing her camera obscura to Camden, where a lot of things are mistaken for witchcraft.
Daylight will filter through a lens, projecting an image of the outside world onto the floor, walls and ceiling of an immersive space which visitors are invited to walk within.
The result, in Gallery Three, will be a continuous cinematic projection which organisers say will ‘harness the phenomenon of the camera obscura to think about ways of looking, recording and experiencing time and space as well as broadening current conversations about what photography is or can be.’
In the event, the contraption will most likely allow visitors to witness the effects of movement and changes in light levels from the outside world.
Meanwhile in Gallery One, a series of photographs of the sun and in Gallery Two a sculptural installation of found images will together with the camera obscura celebrate photography as experience, image and object.
Leonard’s sun photographs consider the sun as the giver of light and colour and therefore celebrate it as a subject and process, capturing glare, lens flare, the grains of film on enlarged prints, and darkroom processes.
Zoe Leonard: Observation Point runs from 31 March – 24 June at The Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG