Gondwana Link

Photography from the inside?

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 01/02/2006


Putting together the huge pinhole camera. Photos courtesy Annette Davis.

In 2005, the MIX Artists collective in Albany approached Gondwana Link about involvement in their ‘Hotspot’ events and exhibition for the 2006 Perth International Arts Festival. We jumped at the opportunity to be involved and contributed to a ‘Hotspot’ community symposium to develop exhibition projects for this year, as well as giving some extra support to Ian Weir as he developed his ‘lightsite’ exhibition. For this segment of ‘Hotspots’ Ian has built a huge pinhole camera and used it to photograph both what was outside and inside the camera - an experimental way to capture in one image the personal and the landscape aspects of an area. ‘Photos’ were taken at a number of sites, including local farms and the greening Australia property at Nowanup.

Ian Weir’s Lightsite #2 artwork. Photo courtesy Annette Davis.
Ian Weir’s Lightsite #3. ‘Working Sheep on Glen Shiel’. Photo courtesy Annette Davis.
Ian Weir’s Lightsite #4 Hotspot Photo courtesy Annette Davis.
Ian Weir Lightsite Five Minutes at Corackerup. Photo courtesy Annette Davis.
Lightsite from shed. Photo courtesy Annette Davis.

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