As a continuation of his remarkable In the Roaring Garden video which ingeniously re-envisioned Henry David Thoreau’s iconic cabin and the watery landscape on Walden Pond, William Lamson offers a video still from In the Roaring Garden (Rotation), a video which turns and transforms his previous work upside down – literally and figuratively. To place the new work in context, the first In the Roaring Garden was originally commissioned for the deCordova Museum’s introspective Walden Revisited exhibition which examined Thoreau’s experiment of living a life of self-reliance in concert with, not against, nature – a notion with thoroughly contemporary and even life-altering implications today. In the Roaring Garden involved the creation of a floating camera obscura that, through an aperture, projected an exterior image which he captured on video.

ACP 2017 Ones To Watch curated by Mary Stanley of Mary Stanley Studio and Young Collectors Club ATL.


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Video Still, In the Roaring Garden (Desk and Ladder), 2014
Archival pigment print
Work: 9 x 16 in (22.86 x 40.64 cm)
Frame: 11 x 18 x 2 in (27.94 x 45.72 x 5.08 cm)
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Courtesy of artist

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Video Still, In the Roaring Garden (Desk and Ladder)
  • Dimensions
    9 x 16 in (22.86 x 40.64 cm)