JOURNEYS OF LIGHT – Basel 01.01.2050 00:00

This location-specific installation depicts the night sky above Basel in the year 2050. Hundreds of tiny holes have been drilled and punched into a screen made of black aluminum on the basis of astronomical data that predicts the position of stars at a given time and from a specific location. Various lasers are installed on the rear side of the screen and make the “stars” visible. The twinkling of stars is imitated by the unique properties of laser light. The work relies on a naïve conception of the celestial vault, and presents a reflection on light pollution and our relationship to the night sky.

TYPE:                       Location-specific installation
YEAR:                       2020
TECHNIQUE:            Laser light, black aluminum foil, optics, plexiglas, wood
SIZE:                        Variable dimensions (frame 2 x 2 x 0,8 m)
EDITION:                 3 + 1 AP + 1 EC