In a room facing south sunlight enters
through the windows, drawing rectangular shapes on the wall. During the
day, these travel along the wall in the opposite direction of the sun’s
movement. A heliostat follows the movement of the sun and reflects part
of the light into the room, thus yielding a rectangle of sunlight at a
fixed position on the wall.
The project deals with the relationship between space, light and time and especially with the time dimension of light and of a space defined through light. Light makes not only objects visible but also time. Dealing with light and time is a contradictory experience. On the one hand we are not able to perceive light because of ist own speed of dispersion. On the other hand, once the light has reached a surface and become a form, we are not aware of it because it hardly moves and appear static to us. The light reflexions as an every day experience is so natural that we are not really aware of it. The project manipulates these light shapes, interrupting the natural course of things and the cycling behavior of light.
Fixing the light and trying to capture the invisible were also the beginning of the photography and film. Since the work develops through time, the reference to the medium of film is very close. The project is another example of what expanded cinema and solid light cinema could be.