CAMERA OBSCURA


A short video filmed with a super 8 movie camera (a Quarz DS8-3 camera) and a digital one. The artist combined  film and  video together using the telecine process. As usual in her work, this project shows a mixture of different techniques and material. the video shows a series of images and multiple-exposures to represent a comparison between the human mind and the camera through the concept/idea of camera obscura.


The latin words camera obscura mean a darkened room presenting a small hole in one of the walls, from which rays of light pass through and they project (on the wall on the other side) an inverted and reversed image of the scene outside. It is considered as the ancestor of the actual movie and photo cameras.

In the same way human mind and the cameras can be considered as two accurate mechanisms that collect a series of images, memories, ideas and information.


Director of photography: Nader Chalhoub



 

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