Chris Fraser creates dazzling light installations by turning a dark enclosed room into variation on a camera obscura. A precursor to the camera, the camera obscura is “a box or room with a hole in one side. Light from an external scene passes through the hole and strikes a surface inside where it is reproduced, upside-down, but with color and perspective preserved.”
Fraser on his project:
My light installations use the ‘camera obscura’ as a point of departure. They are immersive optical environments, idealized spaces with discreet openings. In translating the outside world into moving fields of light and color, the projections make an argument for unfixed notion of sight.
This graph charts the participation of nations in the Summer Olympics since the beginning of the modern games in 1896. In the beginning, a mere 14 nations competed in the games. In 2008, the Olympics has grown to become a world culture phenomenon that now includes athletes competing under more than 200 different flags.