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Stills from a video installation at Sōl Festival. Not what I had planned initially but spacial constraints had me devise a new idea utilising an old sketch and thinking it through to the end. I had played around with the Slitscan technique previously but it was only recent experiments that led me to a way to create slitscan images which can depict virtually whatever length of time. (wikipedia:Strip Photography)


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A camerafeed showing the view outside Platform4 in Aalborg’s Karolinenlund is reduced to one vertical slice of 1 pixel width. This slice I use as a brush to slowly paint a bar/line over the course of one minute (top row), one hour (middle row) and finally over the course of a full day (bottom row).


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The 2 spatial dimensions of the camera image become 2 dimensional again only that now the horizontal dimension is a depiction of time rather than space. Passers-by manifest themselves as they move through time, becoming mere specks of noise in the larger timeframes whereas only then cloud formations become visible through their slow progress and change.


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Where the image is being written – at the position of the white vertcical marker – corresponds to the current time of day; I started the process at around noon and now – in the following picture – dusk has fallen at around 25 minutes past 6 (and about 12 seconds):


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Morning has broken. After setting up, I stayed in Aalborg for only ~22 more hours so I don’t have images showing a full day yet. But the installation is still up and running until this Saturday. Platform4, Aalborg.


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