Disposable / Junk Camera - Slave Flash Trigger
Idea originally arose from watching "Mythbusters" try to beat a traffic cam by placing interference lens between the plat and the camera. My idea was to create a flash license plate frame to overexpose the traffic camera… myth confirmed?
Actually, I think I may have had this idea before watching "Mythbusters" when I worked in a museum gallery and made paintings. We are all most likely aware that flash photography is not allowed in most museum galleries… if photography is allowed at all. This is the true origin of the flash frame… to create works of art that are un-photographable when a flash is used. I also like the idea that my work would have to be separated from others in the museum gallery because of its potential damaging effects. The work would demand for themselves Rothko esque room of there own.
Since this time the idea has grown, as a reference to lightning for my "Black Cloud" installation, as a public intervention related to Julius Von Bismarck's Image-Fulgrator, and as a linear mass chain reaction. If this project can become sufficiently simple and inexpensive a series of "Flash Triggers" could be placed down a road / walkway / path and cause a seemingly infinite flash domino event.