The video installation Present Absence is a real-time recording walking through the dark space of an abandoned factory, I used a camera strobe to find my way. This way, I created a form of photography on video. The flash duration is so short that one can only ‘just’ see it, leaving a lingering ‘after image’ on the retina. At the same time, and in a similar way, the flash lightens the space pitch dark space in which it is projected, In fact, the light of the flash exposes the brevity of the photographic moment.

Present Absence
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