Eva Bachmann

Seven Hours is a visual contemplation on how time is defined by light. An empty space was the ideal environment for this Zen-like activity, of merely watching light move across a room over a seven hour time-span. The act of photographically recording light every five minutes transported me into a quiet, meditative state.
The result of the light study is a series of photographic panels and a site-specific projection.  The projection was a forerunner of contemporary projection mapping, where an image is carefully aligned with a projected surface, creating a correspondence between projection and background.

The photographed space was reconstructed by building a slanted floor so that the distortion of the projection was aligned with the real edge on the floor. The life-size projection created an illusion of entering a real space, immersing one in an intimate experience where light dictates time.