Rubber Factory is pleased to present the work of Moira McDonald. Using the photographic parameters of time and light, McDonald examines place and impermanence in the landscape, orchestrated as both photographic event and performance. Built specifically for this task, the pinhole cameras used to make these images have been designed to look like birdhouses- to both blend into the landscape and deter tampering by the public. Each camera produces a unique paper negative resulting in the effect of their individual experience with the landscape.
Interested in creating a visual recording of the wind over the course of a day, “Fixing Air” is the result of a collection of pinhole cameras installed simultaneously within one tree, allowed to expose from sunrise to sunset. Shown alongside “Accumulations” - in which exposures are made through the duration of multiple weeks to several months overlooking the landscape. While simultaneously surveilling and recording their cumulative exposures, the resulting photographs were made clinging to cliffs and blowing in the breeze along the Northern California coast.
Moira McDonald is an Australian-American photographic artist working, living and making in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her photographic inquiry is centered in the action of summoning the photographic image is articulated with a diverse dialect and approach while she systematically creates photographs through simplified analog processes. Moira's photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.