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Camera Chair


This 'Camera Chair' artwork is an Unrealized Artwork digital collectible from the 'Beyond Limits: Unrealized Artworks of Chris Burden' Collection.

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USD $485(0.15ETH)

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3840 x 2160


Burden’s first concept for Camera Chair involved embedding small fixed lenses into the chair's seat and back, connected to a digital camera. These lenses would collaboratively create composite digital images, akin to the multifaceted eyes of bees.

The second design featured a curved glass pane that served both as a large lens and the chair's seat, with film storage beneath.

The third design envisioned a chair made from glass or translucent plastic, with the chair's back and seat functioning as the camera's lens, while the camera moved along a track, capturing panoramic photographs.

The fourth design, hailed as the most elegant, reimagined the chair itself as the camera, encased in a sleek exterior housing all the necessary camera components.

Despite the innovation and creative vision behind Camera Chair, practical and financial challenges prevented its realization.