Bathroom Darkroom Project

Melanie King & Jennifer Brookes

Melanie King and Jennifer Brookes were inspired by the work of Uta Barth, who photographed abstract patterns of light entering a domestic space. They were interested in light as a gestural drawing, inspired by the work of Vilem Flusser, Moholy Nagy and the recent exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery "Drawing and Photography".

Melanie and Jennifer collaborated on making a camera obscura in the house, introducing flowers to the domestic space. All light leaks in the kitchen were covered up, and a pinhole was created. This allowed light to filter in, projecting the external garden space upside down onto the white kitchen walls. The photographs will be projected during the exhibition, echoing the original projection of light through the camera obscura pinhole when the photograph was taken.

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