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Erin Siddall, Camera Obscura Tower (Interior View), 2013, Steel and aluminum scaffolding, black cloth, plywood, pinholes, 8 x 8 x 23 feet.

Culture Days Camera obscura workshop presented by Capture

UPDATE: The Workshop is now full. Thank you for your interest, please check back as we approach the April 2016 Festival, as we may just run it again…

Free all ages workshop at the Capture Gastown headquarters (305 Cambie Street) on September 26, 2015 at 1pm. Email [email protected] to reserve your place!

Programmed specifically for the Canada-wide Culture Days celebration, Capture Photography Festival will present a camera obscura making workshop with Vancouver-based artist Erin Siddall. Erin will lead a group of 12 participants through the hands-on transformation of the Capture headquarters into a 200 square foot camera obscura. Participants will learn the mechanics of this traditional photo-making technique, and consult on the image that will be created. Following the workshop, the project will be open for public viewing and participants can invite friends and families to view their creation, refreshments will be served.

For Capture 2016 Erin Siddall and collaborator Sean Arden will be transforming a shipping container into an outdoor camera obscura at Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver. The Container Project will also employ multiple mirrors that will reflect the image generated by the camera lens, disrupting what the viewers anticipates seeing. This workshop will provide insight into that process, and further animate the project.

Erin Siddall is a Visual Artist who works primarily with film, video, photography and installation—media that interrogates the viewer into thinking about looking rather than what they are looking at. Having previously worked as an educator, commercial photographer and translator for film and television, she is currently an outgoing Master of Fine Arts candidate University of British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2011). Erin has screened and shown internationally and locally in galleries, artist run centres, media and film festivals such as The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Satellite Gallery, Western Front, Your Kontinent Media Arts Festival, Winsor Gallery and the Burrard Art Foundation.


Image credit: Erin Siddall, Camera Obscura Tower (Interior View), 2013, Steel and aluminum scaffolding, black cloth, plywood, pinholes, 8 x 8 x 23 feet. Photo: Michael R. Barrick, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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