I Spy... 2022
November 2022 – February 2023
I Spy… a disposable camera project, is a mail art program created by the UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness.
In 2022, 30 artists were each sent a disposable camera and a unique text prompt written by Jane Shi. They were instructed to photograph whatever they wanted as long as one photograph responded to the prompt. UNIT/PITT chose nine unedited photos from each roll to showcase online and in a print photo catalog designed by Ricky Castanedo-Laredo, which will be published in the winter.
Much like its car game namesake, I spy… was devised as an escape from confinement, in response to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. I spy… is as much a mission to capture a specific photograph as to pass the time. With that in mind, the images in this exhibition document a series of discreet performances with backdrops ranging from beaches to home gardens. I spy…2022 is the project's third and most ambitious iteration to date. Unit/Pitt fine art
"I Spy with my little lens...when invisibility held you"