Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura was an architectural installation that was built collectively during a workshop in the frame of the International Festival of Arts and Construction (IFAC) in Burgos, Spain. It consisted of a theoretical-practical workshop that challenged the way in which we perceive the environment by building a room-sized camera obscura on wheels. People could get inside and be transported through the village of Covarrubias while observing a moving image projected by the effect of natural light in the pitch-dark interior.

The prototype was a reinterpretation of the classic camera obscura, historically used as an instrument for drawing. This consisted of a small pavilion (approx. 6 m2) completely dark in which a small hole filters the rays of sunlight and projects the inverted image of the exterior inwards. Based on this simple physical principle, we created a space for observation, experimentation through drawing, and reflection.

Three were the objectives: Transform a physical phenomenon into an architectural device, learning to work with simple materials and light; Learn to observe; Play to awaken the curiosity generated by an object that is foreign.

Project: Workshop camara oscura
Promoter: IFAC 2015, Spain
Tutor: Diego Peña, Blanca Domínguez
Participants: international
Construction period: 2015
Sponsor: IFAC 2015, Spain