DRIES  SEGERS

PROJECTS

__hits of sunshine

 

__black body ()

 

__undecided photographs

 

__(kelvin)

 

__what is behind that curtain

___seeing a rainbow
     (through a window that isn't there)

__(selected images)

__(book)

 

__a vale of desolation

 

 

 

commissioned

 

 

 

 

 

 

sunwriting 14:43, 2017
76x110, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame.

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hands (sun pressure), 2017,
50x60, inkjet print on japanese paper, wooden frame

instead of you seeing the light

here light sees you

 

and frees

the focus of the lonely, solid sun

from complacent eyes shrouded in clouds

of their own device

 

fractions of captured light

sculptors of broken time

 

with calculated strokes of luck

one layer of sunshine

eats away the flesh of another

the trial and error of falling together

 

in both the moment modelling the surface

and the continuous interaction of duration

burn the cracks that fulfil the drill of memory

 

from behind mirrored walls

hands scrutinize in wonder

like a blind man bathing

in the burning tide

 

his eyes of glass, egg-white and storm

crystallize with every wave of foam

 

 

 

poem written by

Philippe François

galerie Botanique, Brussels (22.06 - 23.07.2017)

With the project ‘Hits of Sunshine’ (2017) the camera is pointed at the sun.

 

Different from former works this piece is once again made with optics. ‘Hits of Sunshine’ is using the absence of observation, instead the camera gets the time to chemically and physically run through a (controlled) process.

 

The apparatus is the only observer,

he is the only “witness”. The work is balanced between factuality and illusion.

A connection arises between science (physics, chemicals), the camera (optics, time) and absence of observation (gaze).

All these elements generate photographs which are not based on a reality but are born in their own matter.

atmospheric render (pink), 2017
68x95, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame

atmospheric render (blue), 2017
68x95, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame

ecliptic (sun pressure), 2017,
40x50, inkjet print on japanese paper, wooden frame

portrait (sun pressure), 2017,
40x50, inkjet print on japanese paper, wooden frame

cosmic reaction (pink study), 2017
68x95, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame

cosmic reaction (blue study), 2017
68x95, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame

 

14m of daylight; temporarly spatial inverventation; galerie Botanique

seven captures of broken sunlight, 2017

110x143, digital inkjet print mounted on dibond, metal frame