Cornell Boxes

September 12, 2010

 

This video compiles a few clips of details of the main gallery of Cornell boxes at the MAIC in Chicago.  The footage is pretty lousy because three layers of glass means a lot of reflectivity: the glass fronts of the boxes themselves, the glass case they were in and the glass covering the pictures opposite the boxes.  This gallery has relatively low lighting.  I tried to shoot at an angle and do the best that I could.  Books collecting and cataloging the work of Joseph Cornell usually offer a fixed frontal view of the work which is much less interesting than being able to move and see the piece from different angles.

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