Devon Lindsay is currently in his 4th year of the BFA program in Visual Arts at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops, B.C. Much of his artwork focuses on outdoor activities, such as fishing and hunting. In 2013, Lindsay received a CUEF Research Scholarship through the University. This was to research Wet Plate Collodion Photography, an early photographic process from the 1850’s, that saw him working in settings that ranged from a chemistry lab to wilderness locations.
Greenstone Repeater, 2014
Slide projection with sound
LUMIN-HAUS: Saturday, November 8 > AFTER DARK
At the top of Greenstone mountain there is only the sound of the wind. A vast panoramic landscape dominates the view so that it is possible to see the curvature of the earth. As a high point in Kamloops, Greenstone is also the site for numerous radio towers. Radio waves travelling at the speed of light bounce off the repeater; they are invisible and unheard at the summit. Greenstone Repeater is a contemplation about the myriad of electronic signals and the active, yet silent, communication present at this site.
Hard Water, 2012-present
British Columbia’s Southern Interior is a mecca for rainbow trout fishing, and is home to some of the world’s best small lakes for fishing. Kamloops sits as the center of these lakes which hold the world famous Kamloops Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Kamloops). Begun in the winter of 2012, this ongoing series documents the experiences of two brothers ice fishing out on the "Hard Water"—a term they use to describe a frozen lake.
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.