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Lightscapes takes it’s inspiration both from images of some of the world’s most significant cities shot from a nasa satellite and from seeing cit… Read More
Lightscapes takes it’s inspiration both from images of some of the world’s most significant cities shot from a nasa satellite and from seeing cities illuminated. When viewed from a distance, the light emitted by the city flickers as it passes through the atmosphere, like stars in the night sky. The work is not scientific in its approach, but experiential. As the observer views the cities from different angles, the perspectives change, shifting between the recognisable shapes of the cities, defined by the illumination that they emit and the abstract flickering images which this creates. The impact of human industry is visible; the work captures a contemporary, transient vision of earth which is different from it’s past and will inevitably change. The work engages with the issue of light pollution, but is intended to be observational, encouraging the viewer to experience the beauty of the lightscape simultaneously with the uncomfortable recognition of the uncertainty of the future. Read Less
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Lightscapes illustrates glowing cities at night through the medium of pin pricking holes in card. The holes are illuminated by lights in box frames. 
MONTREAL / CANADA
HOUSTON / TEXAS
MADRID / SPAIN
LONDON / ENGLAND
SAO PAULO / BRAZIL
ANTWERP / BELGIUM
EL PASO / TEXAS
CAIRO / EGYPT
ABU DHABI / UAE
SEOUL / SOUTH KOREA
HONG KONG / CHINA
LOS ANGELES / CALIFORNIA
RIYADH / SAUDI ARABIA
TOKYO BAY / JAPAN
CHICAGO / ILLINOIS
LAS VEGAS / NEVADA
Lightscapes takes it’s inspiration both from images of some of the world’s most significant cities shot from a nasa satellite and from seeing cities illuminated. When viewed from a distance, the light emitted by the city flickers as it passes through the atmosphere, like stars in the night sky.
 
The work is not scientific in its approach, but experiential. As the observer views the cities from different angles, the perspectives change, shifting between the recognisable shapes of the cities, defined by the illumination that they emit and the abstract flickering images which this creates. The impact of human industry is visible; the work captures a contemporary, transient vision of earth which is different from it’s past and will inevitably change.
 
The work engages with the issue of light pollution, but is intended to be observational, encouraging the viewer to experience the beauty of the lightscape simultaneously with the uncomfortable recognition of the uncertainty of the future.
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