Obscura – Kurt Weston Segment
Damon Stea, video production and direction
Photographer Kurt Weston shows himself in the process of obstructing the bed of a flatbed scanner to simulate the psychological and physical impact of being legally blind.
The still photographs appearing in “Obscura” are self-portraits from Weston’s Blind Vision series, created by utilizing a flatbed computer scanner. Images in sequence as they appear in the video clip: Blind Vision (2003), Losing the Light (2004), Floaters (2007), Peering Through the Darkness (2003), Shattered Scream (2007). Images exhibited at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum; San Francisco Art Commission Gallery and Internationally in “Sight Unseen”.