Explanation necessary: London Apparatus

London Apparatus is the final project I presented when I was at the Slade School of Fine Art back in 2011. It's a video documentation of my wandering in London that eventually became an installation. It's a complex enough project that, if not seen in person, needs a bit of explaining with multiple photos. 

So here's the full documentation and the making process.

Wide view. Video rear-projected, facing the camera that captured the content.

Wide view. Video rear-projected, facing the camera that captured the content.

The installed video. Played in loops with no sound.

I got this little contraption custom-made at the metal shop. It's a digital camera mounted at a specific height and angle looking into the viewfinder of the Mamiya C220 medium format camera.

This is what it looked like to be filming with this apparatus. I always had to be looking down when filming.

A stranger walking by wanted to photograph me with it.

From my perspective

From my perspective

View of installation behind the screen. 

View of installation behind the screen. 

I custom built this screen in the woodshop to stand that way at that height. I used a wide angle projector, which allowed me to project from a shorter distance.

View of installation in front of the screen. 

View of installation in front of the screen. 

The camera used to film the content was placed in front of the screen, so when turned on, there was a live feed of what was playing on the screen....in the digital camera monitor. A meta-narrative, if you will.

View of installation above camera

View of installation above camera

So if you stood next to the camera to see the little monitor, you'd find your feet also captured in it, including yourself in this cycle of images. 

^ early test processes using a mirror