black body (), 2016


By its nature photography is an abstracting art, involving a gap between what is seen and what is shown, regardless of the level of documentary fidelity. In ‘black body’ the idea of photography get expanded as a transmutation of energy directly onto the celluloid. The images appear to be purely the record of a photochemical process, evidence of an action of emulsion and light itself.


By creating lens-less images the emphasis of photography shifts away from its signifying function. It examines the material as an imaginative basis for a photographic experience. The use of the apparatus is shifted by the use of power tools (a saw, an angle grinder and a drill) which made cuts inside film-rolls. By enlightening the emulsion with different colour temperatures and light-sources an image generates itself onto the light-sensitive celluloid. These abstract photographs may record or register but do not bear witness except to the presentness of light.


black body (triple, scan, kodak-200), 2018

black body (locus, scan, superia 100), 2016

black body (friction, scan, kodak 200-7), 165x120cm, 2016

exhibitionview Concertgebouw Brugge, soloshow 'black body/études australes', 2018

black body (friction, scan, fuiji), 165x120cm, 2018

exhibition view 'temp.', Tique l art space; continious slideprojection

left: black body (locus, light, provia 100) right: black body (locus, light, superia 100)

black body (simulation, scan, dfr, CG), 200x300cm, 2018

black body (locus, scan, CGB, com), 2018