In Lunagrams (1851/2010), a series of photograms, negatives depicting a lunar phase from 1851 are illuminated by moonlight of the same lunar phase in 2010, providing a translation of images of the past into the present. The source images are glass negatives taken by John William Draper, who was the first to photograph the moon. Photography as well as celestial bodies, such as the moon, can be seen as generic markers of the passing of time. The process of making these images is bringing to life which would otherwise be hidden away under a layer of dust in a library or archive – illuminating the past through the light of the present.

Potsdamer Strasse 93 | 10785 Berlin
exhibition: September 4th — October 1st, 2010
opening: September 3rd, 2010, 6 – 9pm
opening hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 – 6 pm and by appointment

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