This stunning artist’s book, signed and numbered by media artist Michael Aschauer, was born of a deceptively simple idea. The seven panoramic photographs were taken on the Greek island of Syros, from 6am until 9pm, over the course of one week in November 2007. Shooting from a hilltop called Oros Harasson (“the mountain that inscribes the direction of light”), Aschauer used a specially designed line-scan camera that was oriented precisely at the point where the sun hits the sea at the winter solstice. The photos, arranged in one continuous frame so both the continuity of each day and the contrast among the separate days is evident, range from black through the colors of the daytime sky and back to black. The “decisive moment” of the photo becomes an eternity, and the click of the shutter lasts seven days.
84 pp / continuous 4 color printing
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