Spökenkieker (8 Apparitions)

Included in Aether, Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin

Eight sense-objects plot a personal trajectory of light visions. Sourced from direct encounters or borrowed from historical accounts they represent domestic hauntings and micro connections to an unfathomable celestial power, and speak the transmutability of light matter across time.

1. Optical lens
15 May, 2010, 3:10pm — Hobart, Australia
Held at a distance of 5cm from a smooth surface with a light source (window) behind, an image of the window appears inverted and at at a scaled ratio of approximately 1:36.

2. Conté on paper, misplaced polaroid
6 June, 2012, 4:49pm — Hobart, Australia
Transit of Venus, 2012. I lost the photograph.

3. Ocean water, glass jar
28 April, 2014, 3:00pm — Sydney, Australia
½ portion of salt water collected and combined from 3 Australian coast lines at dawn, noon and dusk, respectively. Other ½ portion poured onto concrete at Circular Quay the day I left Australia.

4. Charcoal on paper
20 August, 2015, 11:20pm — New York, USA
C. Herschel is a small lunar crater named in 1935 after the astronomer Caroline Herschel that lies on the western part of Mare Imbrium. It is a circular, bowl-shaped formation that has not undergone significant erosion. The interior floor has the same low albedo as the surrounding lunar mare. C. Herschel lies on a wrinkle ridge of the lunar mare named the Dorsum Heim at coordinates 34.5°N 31.2°W.

5. Copper wire, felt
21 August, 2015, 8:00am — New York, USA
To beat time:
The first beat is the motion from 8 to 1. And so on.
[Caroline Herschel musical notation, c. 1770]

6. Etched acrylic
30 August, 2015, 2:50pm — New York, USA
Two concurrent sun spots move across the floor of Elizabeth and Adam’s apartment.

7. Pinhole photograph
20 September, 2015, noon — Atina Inferiore, Italy
Alone, abandoned paper factory La Cartiera Visocchi.

8. Lumen print
4 February, 2016, 7:03am — New York, USA
Left on windowsill overnight, attempting to catch the first light of the morning after 5 planets align overhead in the pre-dawn hour. Awoke to find photo plate covered in snow.