I was ill for much of last week, and developed a case of cabin fever as a consequence. By Sunday I was well enough to be allowed out into the world again, and so we went to see the latest exhibits at Nottingham Contemporary.
There are two on offer at the moment: some colourful (and a little bit creepy) art by some artists from Transylvania, and and exhibition of photos, most of which were taken in the US in the 1960s. These I enjoyed looking at very much – they had a great deal of atmosphere about them.
And then downstairs there is a photo project for visitors to take part in: a giant photo booth. You sit on a little stool and a camera very quickly snaps a series of photos of you – so quickly that many of them are blurred, or show people adjusting themselves once they’ve taken a seat. Behind the little photo booth there is a large flat wall, and onto this they project all the photos that have been taken. Which means that, shortly after you’ve had your picture taken, you see it on the wall, much larger than life. And then the pictures get added to a set on Flickr.
I can’t draw, paint or sculpt, and so I really enjoyed this opportunity to participate in an art exhibition.