“I want to capture my memories, and the only way for me to capture my memories is to make them in three dimensions,” says artist Frank Wong in the short film Forever, Chinatown.
Picture your hometown. What does it look like in your mind? Can you mentally map its streets, its parks, its landmarks?
Natural history museums, despite their names, are pretty unnatural. Antisocial carnivores cluster in nuclear families, while the tanned skin of sea creatures is painted to match its living colors. In a series of dioramas, Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix plays with the absurdities of these spaces.
Louis Daguerre may have his name most linked to the groundbreaking photographic process he created — the daguerreotype — but the French inventor hardly stopped there with his experiments with imaging.