The Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival: June 17 - 21, 2015

The Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival brings together an international group of artists and researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, and learning and play to Dawson City, Yukon.

During the week of the festival, multiple public installations around town will be complemented by an exhibition in both the ODD Gallery and the SOVA Confluence Gallery, and well as a range of workshops, tours, and public talks, all focused around the theme of the camera obscura.

Participating Artists & Researchers include:

Dianne Bos (Canada/France), Lea Bucknell (Canada), Sven Dupré (Germany), Petran Kockelkoren (Holland), Ernie Kroeger (Canada), Donald Lawrence (Canada), Kevin Schmidt (Canada/Germany), Doug Smarch (Canada), Holly Ward (Canada/Germany), Carsten Wirth (Germany), Andrew Wright (Canada), Michael Yuhasz (Canada).

The Festival will also involve visual arts students and alumni from Thompson Rivers University, the Yukon School of Visual Arts, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

Artists partaking in the festival have already started to arrive in Dawson and are currently constructing projects at the Macaulay House residence in preparation for the event. Please feel free to drop in and meet the artists who are constructing their works in the Macaulay yard outside.

 

Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival Program:

The official Festival Program is also now online @

http://www.joomag.com/magazine/camera-obscura-festival/0692799001434050406?short

 

Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival Schedule:

Wednesday, June 17

Confluence Gallery Opening: 6-7pm @ SOVA, "... strange things done ..."

Festival Opening Remarks: 7:30pm @KIAC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Sven Dupré: 7:45pm @ KIAC Ballroom

Thursday, June 18

Workshop with Donald Lawrence: 3-6pm (drop-ins welcomed) @ Shipwrecks

Artists Talks: Doug Smarch, Lea Bucknell, & Confluence Exhibiting Artists: 7pm @ KIAC Ballroom

ODD Gallery Opening: 8:30pm

Town Site Installations Open 10am - 7pm

Mobile Camera Obscura Driving Town Tours with Mike Yuhasz: 11am - 5pm: Leaving the Odd Gallery every 1/2 hour

Friday, June 19

Tent Talk with Dianne Bos: 3:30-6:30pm @ Dawson Museum Project Site

Panel Discussion: Petran Kockelkoren & Artists: 7:30pm @ KIAC Ballroom

Town Site Installations Open 10am - 7pm

Mobile Camera Obscura Driving Town Tours with Mike Yuhasz: 11am - 5pm: Leaving the Odd Gallery every 1/2 hour

Saturday, June 20

Site Tours with Petran Kockelkoren: 11am & 3pm

Mobile Camera Obscura Driving Town Tours with Mike Yuhasz: 11am - 5pm: Leaving the Odd Gallery every 1/2 hour

Town Site Installations Open 10am - 7pm

Sunday, June 21

Breakfast Event: 11am -1pm @ Macaulay House Residency (7th & Princess)

Workshop: Bob Jickling: 1pm @ KIAC (meeting point) & Off-site Walking Tour

Town Site Installations Open 10am - 7pm

Mobile Camera Obscura Driving Town Tours with Mike Yuhasz: 11am - 5pm: Leaving the Odd Gallery every 1/2 hour

 

The Camera Obscura Project is grateful for the generous support of its friends and partners, which include:

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
ODD Gallery
Yukon Arts Centre
Yukon School of Visual Arts

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project and is based out of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.

Please watch for upcoming program information and visit our website @

www.midnightsuncameraobscura.com

or our Facebook page @

https://www.facebook.com/midnightsuncameraobscurafestival

 

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