Depiction, parasol b // 54"x54" // Acrylic on unstretched canvas // 2012Depiction, parasol b // 54"x54" // Acrylic on unstretched canvas // 2012 Window installation
Use your smartphone
Follow the instructions
Community photo
Community photo

Depiction: Durham

Depiction:Durham, in Spring 2012, was an interactive installation using multiple mediums ranging from the most traditional–paint, canvas, photography–to the newest of the new–smartphones, geo-locational information, crowd-sourcing and the web.

Viewers of the main Depiction painting can use their smartphones to scan and read the information encoded within. This is just the first stop for the viewer/participant in this installation. From there, the participant is instructed to find a variety of specific sites within walking distance in downtown Durham. At each site the viewer is given specific instructions, via barcode, to stage or compose a photo, using their smartphone, then submit their photo to the resulting community-created photo collection (explore below).

Participate

Even though the exhibit is officially over, most of the barcoded photo sites are still available for participation.

Before You Visit

Before you visit the installation please do these things:

1. Install I-nigma QR Code Reader (very important):

2. Charge your smartphone.

3. Find a friend to bring.

Community Collection

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Albums

Here is the collection of photos, taken by the community, separated into albums for each photo site. Each album page below shows a map of where the photo site is and the instructions that participants were given there.

Depiction: Durham Painting Process

Insight into the process of making the painting for Depiction.

Masking off the light areas.Masking off the light areas-greyscale. Masking
Squares Masked Off: Squares are masked off yet, but itSquares Masked Off: Squares are masked off yet, but it Squares Masked Off
Marking & masking, closeup: Masking off the light areas.Marking & masking, closeup: Masking off the light areas-greyscale. Marking & masking, closeup
Radii Masked Off: Each square has itRadii Masked Off: Each square has it Radii Masked Off
First Layer of Paint: Purple to black gradient.First Layer of Paint: Purple to black gradient-greyscale. First Layer of Paint
Last layer of paint: Circles of all sizes are painted using blue, red, purple, and black.Last layer of paint: Circles of all sizes are painted using blue, red, purple, and black-greyscale. Last layer of paint
Finished, Unmasked Painting: The tape comes off and it is done.Finished, Unmasked Painting: The tape comes off and it is done-greyscale. Finished, Unmasked Painting
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