Sighthouse,’ the debut exhibition by Minneapolis native¬†Jonathan Bruce Williams, features¬†a trio of installations that play with photographic history, the physics of light & the notion of a lighthouse.
To the sound of a twirling projector, every few seconds four snaps are heard, each corresponding with sequential flashes of light. Throughout the darkened interior thin wisps of smoke emanate from the tower of the main installation, adding to the film-noir-esque atmosphere.

Williams utilises his background in photography, the mass of camera equipment — pilfered from the remains of a local production house —was stripped, modified, & rejiggered for this entirely analogue installation.

In both the tower & the body of the house, 16mm projectors run on continuous loops. The video (watch HERE) shows a piano being disassembled at 24 frames per second in random sequence, tricking the eye into thinking that it is seeing both the exterior & the interior of the piano simultaneously. Below the video loop, subtitles related to notions of time cycle, also appear at random intervals.

On top of the skeleton frame house the bare bones of a projector rotates, casting colourful images that define the walls of the room. The projector has been stripped to such an extent that streams of light emerge from the sides & rear of the casing.

Read more about the exhibition in Williams’ own words¬†after the jump¬†// ¬†IMAGES JBW

or see the animation here -

via coolhunting, the above text edited from original version by James Throne