Mark Wilson, ‘Cylindric Impression: Le Musée de la Cinémathèque française, No. 6’, 2015, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2016

Artist's Description: This photograph is one of a series of Cylindric Impressions - images recorded and arranged entirely on location using a smartphone and a panorama app. Imperfections in the app are exploited in ways unintended by its design to improvise a panoramic collage with a duration of exposure often encompassing up to several minutes. The passage of time and camera’s movement through the space, are conveyed in subtle ways within the image. The title of the series references ancient cylinder seals, from which it draws inspiration, as well the cylindric form of panoramic photography.

Signature: Pictograph, signed on verso

Timeless Motion, Somarts Cultural Center 2016

About Mark Wilson

American, b. 1943, Cottage Grove, OR, United States, based in Connecticut, United States