Earth’s Shadow

Earth’s shadow or a natural fade out
video HD
Paranal – Cologne
2014

A small portable projection-canvas of about 120 x 90 cm. was placed on the shore of the Rhine river in such a way that the horizon line of the landscape behind the canvas was fitting with the one of the video still image projected on it. The natural fade out of dusk during the present moment was thus brought into tension with the one captured within the video (shot as a still standing video-image and projected in real time, with no cuts or editing effects). Although several aspects of the framed -projected- image seemed to magically fit to Cologne’s landscape in the background; the gradient of colours, as well as the fade out timing of this overlapping -real time and recorded time, south pole and north pole- sunsets would not fit. Still, both ends ends up getting dark – with the earth’s shadow blacking its image.

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