Eric William Carroll’s work titled, “Plato’s Home Movies,” consists of a long blueprint photogram mural (60 ft. in length), a video projection piece, and a C-print photograph. Challenging the belief that photographs are meant to preserve moments or memories forever, Eric uses early photographic techniques from a time when light sensitive paper was used but the ability to “fix” and archive an image was not yet achieved. His subject is light itself and the ephemeral shadows it creates on the blueprint paper as it falls through trees in the forest. The show will change and fade to white throughout the course of the exhibition allowing the viewer a new experience, and the opportunity for a new memory, each visit.
Check out The Design Observer Group’s featured slideshow on Plato’s Home Movies.