Bruce McKaig- TIME MARKERS
JANUARY 27- FEBRUARY 26, 2006
Curated by art critic Andy Grunberg
Opening Reception Friday January 27, 7-9pm
In-gallery events February 11,18 and 25 at 2:30pm
A project that simultaneously makes a single cumulative pinhole photograph and a digital time-lapse animation of scenes from the arts, science, business, family and social rituals Since January 2005, Bruce McKaig has been photographing people in their places of work, simultaneously using a pinhole cameramade froma paint can and a digital camera to capture time-lapse stills at regular intervals. The project is called Time Markers anduses both crude pinholephotography and digital technologies to record and display events from science, the arts, nature, business,social and family rituals. The materialresults from Time Markers include the single cumulative pinhole exposure, large digital contactsheets of the still images, and a DVD where allimages have been clipped together to produce a flipbook-like animation. This projectexamines activities that surround us but that are rarely observed: a bookkeeper, a construction site, a business meeting, a family reunion, a cake decorator, a Rock and Roll band rehearsal, waiters at a sidewalk cafe, an archivist, people watching the news, a photography class, a paper mache artist, an exotic dancer, a frame shop, tourists in DC, a pianist rehearsing, me hand coloring photographs.