Eliza Houg is a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is an alumnus of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (YSOVA) in Dawson City, Yukon. As a research assistant to the Camera Obscura Project she organized and hosted a digital pinhole video workshop one week in advance of the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival. Participating artists’ footage was edited into a loop with sound edited by Houg and then projected in various sheds around Dawson City. The projections were then live streamed worldwide as well as specifically to a computer in the exhibition ... strange things done ... in YSOVA’s Confluence Gallery during the Festival.
Eliza Houg, Pretty Noisy (in the shed), installation view, ... strange things done ..., Confluence Gallery, Yukon School of Visual Arts, 2015
Watch Houg's video Pretty Noisy (in the shed) on Vimeo here.
The Camera Obscura Project brings together an international group of artists and other researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of: art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, learning and play. With funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project is based at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.