The Liminal Camera Tour

Lauren Bon and her team at the Metabolic Studio invite you to visit to learn more about Metabolic Studio's Liminal Camera Tour.

The Liminal Camera captures an image without drawing attention to itself as most cameras and camera equipment do. The camera body is a shipping container which makes it hard to recognize as an image-making machine. Its size means that camera operators are able to be inside the camera. From the operators’ vantage point the subject appears upside down. The Liminal Camera is both an image capturing tool and perceptual tool.

This Liminal Camera Tour is crossing America with the American flag as a subject. From Flag Day 6/14/11 until Veterans Day 11/11/11, the Liminal Camera is shooting locations that have suffered devastation. Each of these challenged places is in transition that involves the coordination of complex forces and entities. In each location, a large-scale American flag will be present.

The camera is presently in Rochester, New York photographing the former site of the First National Bank of Rochester. On October 25, 2011, from 7-9pm, at the aforementioned site, the Metabolic Studio Optics team will present images taken at the location as well as previous stops on the tour, such as those taken in New York City on 9/11/11.

Upcoming stops on the Liminal Camera Tour include a showing on 11/12 and 11/13/11 at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. Learn more about the tour by visiting the official website, where you can watch a live photo feed and also track the camera in real time as it makes its way across the United States.