Step inside a giant camera in this free art installation at Carriageworks
As part of Sydney Contemporary art fair, a giant walk-in camera obscura will set up shop at the front of Carriageworks for four days – allowing visitors to see how this early photo technology works. Called Double Take, the work is by artist Robyn Stacey, and follows similar works in which she has used a room-sized camera obscura to create haunting images in which the exterior world is projected, in inverted form, onto the interior walls, ceiling and floor of a room.
Stacey writes, “I was fascinated by the ability of the simplest and earliest form of optical device to transform the interior of rooms by projecting the outside world via a small hole over the walls, ceiling and floor of the room. As light travels in a straight line the room is wallpapered with the upside down and reverse view of external vistas, creating darkrooms of dramatically projected landscapes."