nordlicht / light from the north


Using the medium of drawing, the project nordlicht / light from the north examines the progress of shadows as a temporal-spatial phenomenon.

I follow the outlines of objects' shadows continually for a period of time lasting up to 24 hours. The shadow form changes according to the position of the sun. The drawn contours of these forms become superimposed; a web of dense lines and empty spaces evolves.

This web displays a rhythm that results from the superimposition of movements: the movements of the earth and the movement of my hand as it is drawing.

series of 70 sheets (pencel on paper and black cardboard, various dimensions) and 11 spatial works (b/w Prints of the spatial works on Photorag matt 308 gr., various dimensions and edition sizes)

a drawing project in Andenes, Northern Norway, 16°7'E 69°22'N, 2007 - 2010

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