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Millennium Camera Unveiling: Jonathon Keats



On Friday, March 6, 2015, the ASU Art Museum will install a camera designed by experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats to take a millennium-long photograph of the evolving Tempe skyline. The museum will unveil the photograph in a month-long exhibition scheduled for Spring 3015.

According to ASU Art Museum Curator Garth Johnson, the millennium camera will be installed on the museum’s third-level terrace, where museum visitors will be able to see both the city view and the photographic apparatus. “The ASU Art Museum is well-positioned to bear witness to the Tempe skyline as it evolves and changes,” says Johnson. “The span involved in Keats’ vision is at once humbling and empowering for a forward-thinking institution like ours.”

After the unveiling, Johnson will discuss these themes in conversation with Keats at a public lecture to be held on the museum’s third-floor terrace.

The camera unveiling is presented in conjunction with the Center for Science and the Imagination, and is free and open to the public.

After the unveiling and conversation, Keats will be running The Deep Time Photo Lab at ASU’s Emerge 2015 festival, providing an opportunity for visitors to create their own 100-year camera.  Learn more about Emerge…

Media Contact: Joey Eschrich, jpe@asu.edu

Photo by Jen Dessinger