Stary Light - PhMuseum

Stary Light

Clarissa Bonet

2014 - Ongoing

Chicago, Illinois, United States; New York, United States; Los Angeles, California, United States

Stray Light is an ongoing photographic project aimed at imaging the nocturnal urban landscape. We have all but lost our connection to the night sky in contemporary cities. In its place we have formed a new cosmos, one of luminous windows that dot the night sky in what seems like a never-ending expanse.

Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision—one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens, in its absence, above the cityscape; one that speaks to the current moment we in which we are living. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe.

In the current era of social distancing, more and more of us take shelter in our homes, isolated from one another. Yet with the flip of a switch our windows are illuminated, marking our presence in space and time. As one looks out over the expanse of windows glowing over the landscape, it’s comforting to know that we are not alone.

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