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Long exposure They are actually used to make dark objects brighter, or to capture movement artistically, such as lights turning into long lines. But a new art project from the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts takes this to a whole new level.
the “Millennium camera“For the artist Jonathan Keats He should 1000 years Long exposure. A very simple camera has been built for this purpose, where light passes through a A hole the size of a pin It is collected. On the one with red Oil paint pigment from madder The painted surface then creates a recording over time.
Simple camera setup
To be able to record for a long time, the camera had to be extreme basic And similar He is. It shouldn't require electricity, and since the film doesn't last long, that's not an option either. The idea is that Madder varnish Faded over time due to exposure and such Positive image He appears.
The camera was taken near the city Tucson It was held in the US state of Arizona. Must be registered in 1000 years It reflects a collection of all future versions of the place. The project is less about the end result and more about philosophical Question: How do people view the future?
Motivation to take action
Kates says in a statement that their vision of the future is somewhat bleak. “It's easy to imagine that 1,000 years from now people could see a version of Toussaint Much worse than today“But this is not bad in itself, because it can become an incentive Measures for improvement Takes.
According to Keats, in the final image… Mountain landscape Be the sharpest, as this is likely to show the least change. Houses in the foreground, as well as plants moving and growing due to the wind, are likely to be more blurry. If the houses are demolished, they will also appear as a blurry shadow.
Keats actually delivers since 2015 Such cameras are located in the USA and are looking for additional locations around the world. Possible location would be around Austrian AlpsIs it[calleditcouldbeanotherlocationinChinaandLosAngeles[يُدعىيمكنأنيكونموقعآخرفيالصينولوسأنجلوس
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