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Keywords: immigration, moving, camera obscura, accessibility, portrait, landscape photography
Initial and developing questions for the research: "Having own/private/personal space in the US, especially in Chicago, in the art institution, as a privilege and/or an opportunity for sharing experiences?" What does this question mean to art-makers, especially myself, as a non-American international student with limited status?
Answer: As a prospective/future immigrant in the US, I see my status never getting stable. This project suggests the appropriate way to see oneself through each art medium and from different places.
This project invites audiences to a magical moment by transforming one's place into a meditation space. The only technique is the camera obscura technique, where everything is inverted without any power source. Audiences can absorb the city landscape through camera obscura without any machinery technology. One needs time to adapt to a dim moment to see the details. It leads audiences to be a part of the landscape in a camera obscura.
Through this project, a space can transform into different spaces. It expands 'accessibility' roaming over places regardless of one's status. Overall, it suggests alternative ways to visualize a relationship between human-being and landscapes through photography, especially considering immigrants in the US.