Viewing Devices by Patrik Aarnivaara. Published by VARV VARV & Woodpecker Projects, 2016.
Viewing Devices introduces the reader to a series of sculptures by Patrik Aarnivaara that investigates the relationship between body and camera. His sculptures are influenced by various support structures for image production like tripods, rigs, and studio equipment that reflects, filters, or mirrors light and images of a place. In the catalogue text, Steven Scott address the idea of the pro-filmic event by considering such possibility in terms of ongoing deferral; as an inversion of the image space toward a state of recurrence between apprehension and completion. The design of the publication is based on a matrix of aspect ratios. Images run over and between spreads to emphasise browsing and to create an interaction between body and printed matter that is analogous of the experience of Aarnivaara's sculptures.