Discovering the Night #2, 2015

Basel 2017
Annet Gelink Gallery
Work on Paper
charcoal on paper
47.0 x 192.0 Size (cm)
18.5 x 75.6 Size (in)
Discovering the Night #2 depicts the moment of life and death the way it is experienced through a FLIR camera. It is based on video registrations of drone operations, made using FLIR infrared thermal cameras. Without this technology the landscape by night would be just darkness, it wouldn't exist. Through the technology of the FLIR camera a new landscape is discovered, and this landscape is a nightmare for some (and spectacle for others). Koizumi presents us with a nightmarish vision of the zooming in of the FLIR camera as one continuous landscape.