©Noriyuki Kimura

18th Art Division Jury Selections

CINEMA – writing letters in a camera obscura

Media performance

KIMURA Noriyuki [Japan]


This work consists of a performance and a video recording of the performance. In a room darkened to become a camera obscura (pinhole camera), the performer adjusts the position and angle of a mirror, reflecting the sunlight that enters the space. Letters are written with the trajectory of the sun’s image over approximately three hours. The recorded video is replayed at 100 times normal speed to make the letters “CINEMA” emerge.