The project Under The Same Sun investigates how sunlight can be captured in space and time. Participants are invited to make a light exposure of sections of the building of Het Nieuwe Instituut, a life-size blueprint (scale 1:1). In three joint recording sessions the relationship between light, time and the building will be investigated. Neuhaus provides an open workspace in which the blueprints will be prepared, documented and exhibited.
Although the earth moves around the sun, the sum of the changing light conditions ensures that a place is experienced differently every time: ‘Under The Same Sun’. To capture this effect, a light-sensitive process called cyanotype is employed. Early scientists used this technique to measure sunlight, and it became known as the first architectural blueprint. In the project ‘Under The Same Sun’, this reproduction method is used to make the relationship between light and space visible. The building of Het Nieuwe Instituut is turned into an analogue lighting device. The result is a series of full-scale abstract photographs, exposed by light travelling across architecture, influenced by nearby buildings, objects, windows and shadows.
Carolin Lange works in the field of notation and experimental photography. Her process-based work explores methods and media to make local properties of light visible. In collaborating with scientific researchers, she looks at the inter-subjective condition out of we situational re-act on phenomena in view with the media in use.
The work of Dico Kruijsse can be seen as a quest to find the hidden qualities of objects, material and everyday events. He communicates his view on the world through a plurality of media. “In a society where we have to deal with a huge amount of images on a daily basis, it may seem new to be confronted with art works that do not seem to have a direct meaning. The resources that Kruijsse uses in his work are materials that not many people regard aesthetic or important, such as banana peels, free paint samples or plaster boards.”
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75