Light Wave - Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer

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Light Wave - Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer
Digital Video, 14.45 mins

Showing in the Solent Showcase windows, Southampton, October and November 2012

Light Wave is a creative attempt to capture the elusive and beautiful nature of light and matter and has been conceived as two circular projections, one the exact mirror of the other. Filmed using a high-speed camera at 2000 frames per second, this footage captures 11 seconds of pouring water which is played back over approximately 15 minutes. Slowing this process down by 80 times reveals movements and details that we would not normally be able to see and experience.

The water is poured into a spherical bowl until it reaches the level of the horizon line of the sea behind. The sphere enhances the sense of a cyclical process occurring as the sea appears to become inseparable from the water in the bowl. Just as each droplet captures an image of the world, and each part of the sea is dynamic, light from the world around becomes inverted and internally reflected by the rising water.

Light Wave was commissioned by Solent Showcase, Southampton
for the ‘Lighten Up’ Exhibition, October - November 2012.