All of the photographs on exhibition here are taken with and developed within the Liminal Camera. The Liminal Camera is a tool that closes the gap between subject and object. The Liminal Camera is not a static object, neither is it a fixed destination; rather it is a threshold, a meeting place, a vehicle traversing the intersection between the world and its representation. In 2010 I invited artists, scientists, and inventors to convene in the dusty playa of the Owens dry lakebed. It was here that the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio was formed. The Optics Division works at the very threshold of subject and object; the photographers must enter the liminal space of the camera. Monolithic ruins of bygone industries at the edges of environmentally damaged lakes trace the end of industries. However the Optics Division’s handmade processing and silver mining allude to the independent maker of images and the alchemy of silver and water.
Exposition coproduced by the Rencontres d’Arles, Lauren Bon and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.
Exhibition venue: Atelier de la Mécanique, Parc des Ateliers.