Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber
84 pages, 41 visuals
18 x 12 cm
English and Arabic
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2012
The Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber was an installation by Derek Ogbourne that investigates the idea that a ‘final image’ is imprinted temporarily on the retina at the moment of death. The Museum of Optography invites the viewer to engage and play with myth, science and perception. This booklet accompanied the exhibition with texts compiled from Ogbourne’s writings, as well as descriptions and visuals of the works that were on view.
Derek Ogbourne: Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber
Cover View (Arabic)
Derek Ogbourne invites you to join him by activating your imagination and becoming a detective-viewer, as you together unravel the mysterious tale of optography.