CAMOUFLAGE is systematic dissimulation or imitation for the purposes of concealment effected through human mimicry of natural animal, vegetable or mineral forms. It emerged as a potent response to photographyâ€™s practical and theoretical impacts on natural science, visual art and the military in the twentieth century. Camouflage is about hiding (both oneself and oneâ€™s world) in photographs.
INDUSTRIAL MELANISM is a weeklong exploration of strategic concealment practices, both individual and collective, in stillness and in motion. A talk on Sunday will be followed by two workshops (the first collective camouflage
silhouetting, the second camouflage movement experience and ghille suit construction), and finally a closing performance. An installation will be up, evolving over time, in the space throughout the week inviting visitor
Saturday, June 28, 8pm – “Animal Mimicry and the Media of Reconnaissance” Lecture with Hanna Rose Shell
Tuesday, July 1, 8pm – Disruptive Patterning Collaborative Event with SUMI INK CLUB
Plus an evolving installation on camouflage, all week long.