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Camera Obscura (comprises Lens Cap, Aperture, Chamber, Shutter, Focal Plane)
Object Type: Photograph
Artist/Maker: Weir, Catherine
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Dimensions: overall: 40 cm x 40 cm
Awards: RGU Photography and Electronic Media Purchase Award; BP Fine Art Award
Classification: Fine Art: Photography and Electronic Media BA (Hons)
My work sits at the intersection of analogue and digital processes, underpinned by a critical exploration of our relationships between nature, science, time and technology.
When we speak of technology it is often in the same breath we talk of how it alters how we perceive and relate to our own world. We must always bear in mind however that it is technology, such as the camera, which allows us to see further and deeper than our eyes unaided.
Using a combination of photography, video, Flash animation and sculpture I try to approach my work from an objective viewpoint. By working in this way I aim to create works that encourage the viewer to reflect upon their own ideas and experiences in relation to the work’s wider themes.
Camera Obscura Series
Lens Cap, Aperture, Chamber, Shutter, Focal Plane
Photographs mounted on MDF
BP Fine Art Award Winner 2010.
Object Number: ABDRG2010.510.1-.5