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space At the Silver Clouds exhibit, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

I love this one; can I say that about something I made? I took it in February 1998 at the Andy Warhol Museum's Silver Clouds exhibit, in Pittsburgh. The pillows you see floating about are made out of tin foil, and they're filled with air. A couple little fans circulate air in the room, causing them to float gently. Visitors are encouraged to walk around, lie down if they want, and bat the pillows around. They move very slowly. I put the camera on self-timer, set the shutter speed for two seconds and stood in front of the camera. I removed much of the color once I'd scanned the Ektachrome 100 slide, turning it into a sepia image. What you see is the negative version of that; hover over the photo with your mouse to see the positive.

It would be difficult to take this picture today because museum management subsequently draped the windows, blocking much of the light.

Link to large version [Click on the magnifier (or the photo itself) for a larger version of this image -- 900x600 pixels, 68K.]

Posted on December 19, 2000
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