One of our resident projects is the Birmingham Camera Obscura, run by producer Jenny Duffin and BOM fellow Pete Ashton. In December last year they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to pay for the build of a new camera obscura and this weekend it meets the public for the first time at the CoCoMad community festival near Bournville. Look for this banner wrapped around a large box – that’s the camera!
Prior to that on Friday they’ll be talking about the building of the camera in the morning at How To Play Knowledge for BIAD’s Postgrad Research Studio, and in the afternoon at at Many & Varied at the Bond in Digbeth (co-curated with BOM). They’ll then be around for the start of Digbeth First Friday.
And then on Monday it’s the deadline for their R&D Open Call for a period of experimentation with the camera obscura at BOM over the winter. Get those ideas in!