Rodney Graham Landau Pavilion

Project Snapshot

Budget: $280,000
Project Manager: UBC Project Services

Project Summary

“A moving camera obscura image in the interior of a darkened itinerant, 19th-century horse-drawn carriage would have constituted a prefiguration of the cinema, had such a thing existed. To realize this “philosophical toy” in a post-cinema age is to fabricate a kind of time machine in which the spectators, looking forward, may see backwards and upside-down, that which is forever receding behind them,” Rodney Graham.

A building was erected for displaying and protecting the Landau Carriage interactive Mobile Camera Obscura art sculpture by Canadian Artist Rodney Graham.  The project took approximately 4 months to complete.