To Move The Sun and Earth Away - PhMuseum

To Move The Sun and Earth Away

Jošt Dolinšek

2019 - 2020

"To Move the Sun and Earth Away" is a photographic and sound project that asks questions on perspective bias and the human perception of environment as something completely alienated from us. How people hide and reveal the truth? How do we struggle to accept evident problems and why do we sometimes rather live in denial? When did fear prevail and how does awareness of the crisis make us anxious? The said questions intrigued me and led me to the concept of dualisms. The physical installation form came from there — to question the sense and bias originating in omnipresent dualisms, such as truth vs. falsity, hiding vs. revealing, accepting vs. avoiding & denying and fact vs. fiction. The mirrors in front of images, present only in physical installation, play a role of blurring and preventing the one-sided view of images and enable practically infinite different perspectives and perceptions of photographs.

The work itself is not about any environmental crisis of past, present or future. These are just consequences of what I was interested in. What I am questioning with this series are reasons for these anomalies, how people cope with them and what feelings do they trigger. Selected photographs, paired with sound, depict an atmosphere and a feeling of decaying inanimate nature. Soundscapes originate from field recordings and were later arranged into new pieces. The idea is to create a “perceptional playground”, where viewers would explore the work both visually and auditorily. Intimate experience would absorb the viewer and confront him with questions on our stance on nature and (self-)deceit.

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Technical specs:

- ink-jet archival prints in custom frames

- custom-made wooden frames with mirrors (see sketches and installation shots); 80x93cm horizontal and 68x80 vertical

- 3 frames are already made and ready; additional frames have to be newly produced

- open for new presentation options within the initial "mirror idea" and sound.

- AUDIO equipment: either headphones for each frame either speakers

- link to soundscape examples: http://bit.ly/2ISugtD

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  • Installation shot from Landskrona Foto festival (September, 2020)

  • Installation shot from Landskrona Foto festival (September, 2020)

  • Installation shot from Landskrona Foto festival (September, 2020)

  • Sketch of frame

  • Frame effect close-up

  • Frame effect close-up

  • Soundscape spectrogram no. 3 / visualisation initially made for printed matter

  • Soundscape spectrogram no. 4 / visualisation initially made for printed matter

  • Soundscape spectrogram no. 6 / visualisation initially made for printed matter


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