‘Borrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise)’ is a 2.4 m tall box-structure that, on the front and back, is lined with photographic transparent film, each displaying a different colour gradient.
A colour field emerges from the combination of the two overlapping gradients. The spatial arrangement of the two films and the resulting projected colour extends the 2 dimensional photographic medium into a three dimensional colour shifting object.
In the same fashion as traditional DIA slides are produced, the colour gradient on the film was achieved by the traditional three-color principle through exposing the photographic emulsion of the transparent film to red, green and blue coloured light to bring out an image.
‘Borrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise)’ follows Troika large-scale installation ‘Borrowed Light’ (2018), a 12 m tall moving scroll of photographic film that is conceptually informed by the idea of an infinite loop of sunset and sunrise and the colour fields one can witness during those events.