Heliographie, Infinite many Words, 2019 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Forever and ever – Heliographies for my sons

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Forever and ever
Heliographies for my sons

Dissolve 3 grams of Syrian asphalt in 15 ml lavender oil.
Wait a few days.
Brush the emulsion onto a tinplate. Leave to dry on a preheated casting plate for approx. 20 minutes.
Expose to sunlight for 2-3 days.
Rinse the unsolidified emulsion with lavender oil.

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce called this process heliography and described it in 1829 in „Notice sur l’Héliographie“. It is the first photographic process that makes it possible to record reality on a metal plate from an optical darkroom (camera obscura).

Białystok Interphoto Festival, Bialystok Puppet Theatre (until 2 November 2019)
Munich – Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt – Nov 29th to Dec 24th 2019

Heliographie, I-Cancer 13.10.2017 20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm) Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, folium hominum, 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of „world history“—yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.

One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. There have been eternities when it did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened. For this intellect has no further mission that would lead beyond human life. It is human, rather, and only its owner and producer gives it such importance, as if the world pivoted around it. But if we could communicate with the mosquito, then we would learn that he floats through the air with the same self-importance, feeling within itself the flying center of the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche
On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense

Friedrich Nietzsche, Über Wahrheit und Lüge im außermoralischen Sinn

Heliographie, Friedrich Nietzsche,
Über Wahrheit und Lüge im außermoralischen Sinn, 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Infinite many Words, 2019 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Infinite many Words, 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, I-Cancer 13.10.2017 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, I-Cancer 13.10.2017
20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, The View From My Window, 2017 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, The View From My Window, 2017
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Seven Roses for M., 2019 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Seven Roses for M., 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Seven Roses for M., 2019 20x27cm Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Seven Roses for M., 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Lazarus and Lazarus, 2019 2x20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm) Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Lazarus and Lazarus, 2019
2x20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, The Sun, 2019 20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm) Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, The Sun, 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Mother, 2019 20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm) Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, Mother, 2019
20x27cm (Passepartout 50x70cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, I-Bird, 2019 2x20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm) Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée

Heliographie, I-Bird, 2019
2x20x27cm (Passepartout 60x80cm)
Metal Plate, Lavender Oil, Bitume de Judée