Sunday, March 1, 2009


We just put up a new window installation at the neighborhood Blink Gallery here in Boulder. The show features some older works but put in a more concentrated form. It includes works from an installation done for a photo show at the Houston Center for Photography during the national FotoFest.Biennial in Houston.

'Camereye Voyageur' features large photographic screens, two 'Camereye' nine foot high puppets that are manipulated by remote strings and five tripod 'peep' camera viewing boxes. Each of the cameras feature a tableau made three dimensional through layering of transparent photo images within the bellows of the light collecting cameras. The puppets are camera headed stick figures with moving arms and legs with lights in the lens and heads that give them a glow at night.

This is the third window installation we've done in the Blink Gallery window. The gallery is sadly closing because of changes in the economy but will continue in it's corporate and private art consultation business in the upstairs offices. The logo of Blink Gallery is two wide open eyes. We thought these puppets would be a perfect match for the last harrah show.

Our statement about the show:

The camera’s lens has radically affected our vision of the world. It flattens dimension, changes the real to the super real, captures time and focuses equally on the micro and macro by extending our eye. We have sent cameras instead of ourselves to orbit distant planets to take pictures of the surfaces, dive into atmospheres and wander the dusty landscapes searching for evidence of clues to our own existence here on this water and rock globe. Like puppets on long strings of radio waves we control their movements and click their shutters. The images are then sent back along the radio strings to be assembled, interpreted and analyzed. The photos tell a deep story.

The images of distant worlds show us they obey the laws of light and dark with images of rocks and ice, dust and gas. Our remote vision through the lens of space telescopes shows us how incredible this space over our heads really is.

“Who would believe that so small a space could contain an image of the entire universe?”

Leonardo di Vinci
On the camera obscura

The tableau views inside the cameras




Glass-Earth-Humming Bird


Pulling the strings causes the passers-by on the sidewalk to stop and look at the camera-headed puppets dancing in the window. The overheard comments are either "Wierd!" or "Cool!".

Blink Gallery is located at 1011 Pearl Street in Boulder.

The show will continue through to the end of March when the gallery will be closing.

1 comment:

Darren Porter said...

...that is the coolest...nice work, very original.