Asterisms @ Tinworks Art

I’ve transformed an old warehouse in Bozeman, Montana into a site specific camera obscura, drilling roughly 10,000 small holes into the metal roof, with each projecting an image of the overhead sun. Inspired by the practice of installing solar observatories in Renaissance cathedrals, the work makes space for attending to the time of day, the season, and the weather.

Asterisms, a site specific camera obscura, in progress

Asterisms, a site specific camera obscura, in progress

Tinworks Art

This project was commissioned by Story Mill Art, a Bozeman-based 501c3, that seeks to realize contemporary art installations in non-traditional spaces. Artists and collectives participating in Tinworks Art include Adam Frelin, Bently Spang, The Crossing, Deborah Butterfield, John Buck, and NENA.


  • Friday, July 12 – Saturday, August 17


  • Fridays 3PM – 6PM

  • Saturdays 10AM – 6PM

  • Private group tours are also available by appointment. If you cannot visit during our normal hours, please put a group of friends together and make an appointment for a viewing by contacting Tinworks Art.

Opening Reception

  • Friday, July 12, from 3:00 PM 6:00 PM.


  • 719 N Ida Ave., Bozeman, MT.

Chris Fraser