Electric Blue Power

Mittwoch, 14.02.2018 - 06:30 Uhr


Electric Blue Power by Heino Heimann After viewing the new series of photographs by Heino Heimann, one can close ones eyes and imagine the recreation of life itself. As the scientists at Cern crash high speed particle into each other to discover the nature of the Universe, Heino’s picture evoke an almost Frankenstein feeling of tampering with the very nature of life itself. The eerily blue background is lit with an aura of light as electricity arcs its way across the paper. The pigment changes in the photograph, that resemble that of a solar flare from the sun. For such futuristic images, the method of creation is extremely antiquated, much like the discovery of X rays over 100 years ago, when radioactive chemicals were accidentally dropped onto a sheet of unexposed film. In Heino’s process, he takes large sheets of photosensitive paper and exposes them to Tesla like charges of electricity, creating chemical reactions normally left to light photons. In such a rudimentary fashion we can see the history of photography unfolding as he references the very inception of light, to chemical reactions and pushes the boundaries into the 21st century.


Café Black

Datum: 14.02.2018
Zeit: 06:30 Uhr
Ort: Café Black, Färberstrasse 6, 8008 Zürich