Light BreakDesigner: Nicolai Howalt
Material: Poster paper
Meassurements: 70 x 100 cm.
Light Break is a documentary and aesthetic clash between photography, science and art by Nicolai Howalt. The exhibition reflects the basic and photographic interest Nicolai Howalt has for light as a material. In his studies Howalt uses the scientific methods and apparatus of the 1800. For example he has borrowed a number of Finsens telescopes from Medical Museion. Inspired by Finsens method, Howalt absorbs parts of the rays of the sun by using colored filters, and leaves the remaining selected area of the electromagnetic spectrum to pass through the original mountain crystal lenses. The light rays are thereby captured on to light-sensitive photographic paper (c-print, and the photograms become unique, primary impressions of parts of the sun’s rays.