Das Licht der Welt

It is the 31.12.1976, 1.41 pm. This is the moment when I was born, in a tiled room on the first floor of a corner building on Robert-Weixler-Straße 9 in Kempten in the Allgäu. No one took photographs in the delivery room at that moment. The absence of these pictures became the catalyst for a reconstruction four decades later. All available information was compiled using 3D software, imagining the delivery room as a sundial to messure the convergence of siet and instant. In the virtual space, a digital sun shines onto the reconstruction: the light penetrates the room just as it did on that day at that time.

Das Licht der Welt, 2018

digital images exposed on slide film, projected, variable size