LAVINIA JANNESSON

Evoking images embedded within and beyond the line of sight

KHM Gallery, Malmö 2014

Installation view, KHM Gallery 2014

Evoking images embedded within and beyond the line of sight, 2014
Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 100x100 cm

Evoking images embedded within and beyond the line of sight, 2014
Satellite image, laser engraving on aluminum, 30x30 cm

The view to and from the house that both the renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) and astronomer Bernard Walther (1430-1504) have called home. Light pollution, dust particles and stars are entwined and inseparable from one another in the large scale photograph taken of the night sky above the Dürer house, which has now become a busy tourist attraction.

Bernard Walther opened up a small window near the roof top of the house to use as a private observatory for his own practice in astronomy, as Dürer bought the house, that same window became a source of inspiration for his artistic practice.

Detail. Inkjet print mounted on aluminum


This multimedia piece draws inspiration from 16th century ”drawing frames” and so called ”perspective machines”, devices aiming to assist artist in creating the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. Inventions that artist Albrecht Dürer help spread by publishing a treatise including illustrations, descriptions and step-by-step manual.

Incorporated in the piece is also an audio track from a guided tour of the LHCb experiment at Cern (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland. The experiment specializes in investigating the slight differences between matter and antimatter detected in collisions between particles almost at the speed of light.

Vehicle
Mixed media 
2014