© 2018 by Lori Brungard

Camera Obscura (The Dark Room), 2014

This project reveals the particulars of “the gaze”, and how that impacts sexual power dynamics in general, by juxtaposing images of both genders on the ‘rear’ and ‘side’ walls of a virtual installation room created in AfterEffects. The video is to be viewed on an iPad mounted on a tripod with a focusing cloth over the head of the viewer, enhancing feelings of privacy, voyeurism, and evoking  an old large format 4x5 camera. The title refers to the actual camera as well as to the fact that people feel freer to explore the psychological terrain of these types of images in a dark room.

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