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Commission “Nijestee”

About this project

This work was commissioned by housing corporation Nijestee as part of a project called “Pimp your main entrance” in which several main entrances of apartment buildings were provided with an artwork in cooperation with the residents. In 2 entrances of 2 different apartments in one street a couple of wall-sized pictures were placed.

The street is a major link in the district and connects two nature reserves in which water plays an important role. To visualize this theme of connection a pinhole camera was set up at the waterfront on one side of the street when it was a sunny day.

This camera was left alone and the photographer walked to the other side of the street which took half an hour. After placing a camera at the waterfront there a walk back was made to the first camera to remove it and replace it for another one. The process repeated itself and a walk back was taken to the other camera to replace this one also. Then again the last walk back was made to remove the last camera.

So each of the images have an exposure time of one hour and in all of the 4 photos the sun can be seen as a strip of light in the sky. You can see the path that the sun describes and the reflection of this process in the water during the time that the photographer is walking up and down the street.

The path of the sun that can be seen on each photo overlaps so through the strips of light on the photos a connection is created by means of time, water, light and space.


Date Published

October 27, 2014

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commissioned