SIX SECONDS OF MOONIGHT

Color photographic paper was exposed to moonlight and developed afterwards. Recordings were made on each night of a lunar cycle (from waxing moon to full moon and back). The gaps in between mark the cloudy days. Usually light serves as medium that transmits something. Instead of representing an object in this work the light is the object itself. In opposition to its ability of picturing something the photographic paper is here rather used as a kind of indicator, that indexes, more like a strip of a litmus paper. Its informational content is not based on optical similarity.

2015, moonight on photographic paper, each 20x15cm, 21.4. - 11.5.2015
 
Ulrike Königshofer, Mondlicht Detail
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Ulrike Königshofer, Sequenz Mondlicht