This exhibition continues to explore the dynamic between consciousness projection and the fundamentals of photography. A walk-in camera obscura is used to recreate and convert a physical doorway into an ephemeral portal inside of the dark room. As the light from the doorway (even as a replica) reflects toward the camera obscura and passes through the aperture, it transforms into a transient gateway projected onto the interior of the camera obscura. This gate serves as a starting point – a portal – to project one’s consciousness into the unknown. The portal contains darkness, allowing the viewer to focus their intention to project their consciousness into non-physical planes of existence.
Portal (1), installation view, oil base paint and paper backing on reinforced wood, 8′ x 4′, 2016, in the STEAM ROOM at the Southern Pine Company of Georgia
The Artist Explaining his Process, reception documentation, 2016, in the STEAM ROOM at the Southern Pine Company of Georgia, image courtesy Valerie Poudrier
Portal (1), view from inside camera obscura installation, oil base paint and paper backing on reinforced wood, 8′ x 4′, 2016, in the STEAM ROOM at the Southern Pine Company of GeorgiaCognizance: Portal (1), interior view, camera obscura installation, 18′ x 13′ x 8′, 2016, in the STEAM ROOM at the Southern Pine Company of Georgia
Trevor Poudrier Photographic Artist.