Northern Lights

January 27, 2013By RyszardStefan Popescu

On a recent trip to the frozen Canadian North, Stefan Popescu filmed the peak of the current solar cycle. Systematically filming the skies for 10 weeks with a DSLR with an intervalometer, he created a series of animated time-lapse photographs of the Aurora Borealis. Installed as large scale looped projections, they run simultaneously at opposite ends of a large darkened room. The work is not intended to mimic the experience of the northern lights, but rather invoke ephemeral and material nature of the visual in relation to the viewing body.

from stefan popescu on Vimeo.