The Focal Camera
Van Oosterhoudt engages critically with the political landscape of media, exploring the direct and indirect social and cultural influences of invisible technology. His works present such explorations through various ways of participation and interaction.
His new camera system The Focal Camera is not a high-tech digital technology that’s intended to compete with the major camera companies. On the contrary, it’s an open-modular system that is meant to teach people how to build complex cameras. The basic premise is that even complex cameras can be made in simple ways on the basis of a collection of design modules. All other modules (such as 6x6 film back, ground glass, optical viewfinder, pinhole) can be combined with the base module in various ways to create different kinds of cameras. Van Oosterhoudt uses his camera design to teach workshops and has published all his designs for free on the internet. With performance/workshop on Tue 31 Jan, 17:00
Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission.