Light Break / Wavelength 640 nanometer
publication type — poster
artist — Nicolai Howalt
publisher — Medicinsk Museion
publishing year — 2015
language — English
editor — Bente Vinge
designed by — Rasmus Koch Studio
format — 100 x 70 cm
no. of pages — 1
no. of illustrations — 1
cover — Poster paper
no. of edition — 1000
ISBN — xxx
Light Break / Wavelength 640 nanometer

Light Break is a documentary and aesthetic clash between photography, science and art by Nicolai Howalt. The work reflects his basic and photographic interest for light as a material. In his studies Howalt uses the scientific methods and apparatus of the 1800. For example he has borrowed a number of Finsens telescopes from Medical Museion. Inspired by Finsens method, Howalt absorbs parts of the rays of the sun by using colored filters, and leaves the remaining selected area of the electromagnetic spectrum to pass through the original mountain crystal lenses. The light rays are thereby captured on to light-sensitive photographic paper (c-print, and the photographs become unique, primary impressions of parts of the sun’s rays.

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