Friday, June 25, 2010

Camera Obscura

This Saturday, June 26, local artist Annie Smidt will turn Somerville's powederhouse into a camera obscura and use it to take pictures of members of the community. The photos will be displayed later in the year (with subjects' permission) in a gallery show, as well as posted on the project's website, where people will be able to download copies of their photos. Also, according to the project's Facebook page there will be a street festival of some sort occurring concurrently on Broadway.

I think using the powderhouse as a camera is one of the most inspired ideas I've ever heard, and apparently I'm not alone, because Smidt has received funding from the Somerville Arts Council to support the project again this year, after a successful first event last August.

Tomorrow's weather forecast is for thunder showers, but Smidt will announce rain delay information at


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