PELOPONNESE/ SIRIUS 2007-2016
"It is the stars that are a kind of conscience- an infinite store of images of
all things that have passed- as light traverses the universe pictures of the
past are carried through space and time on the spectrum of light." DM
A work in the series, Light years, Peloponnese/ Sirius 2007-2016 is composed of two images. The first is a photograph of the Peloponnese from the perspective of the star Sirius about 8.5 light years away from earth- it shows a satellite image of southern Greece during the disastrous fires 2007.
The second Photograph is an image of the star Sirius, also seen as it looks from the perspective of 8.5 light years away- from the earth's point of view in 2016.
The etymology of the name Sirius is from the ancient Greek- Σείριος Seirios meaning scorching or burning.
Sirius is the brightest star in our night sky in Canis Major- so it has a sense of immediacy ( the summer of 2015 marks the 8th year anniversary of the massive fires in Greece).
The image of the Peloponnese is a highly condensed digitally constructed picture that gives the impression of being dense enough to enter- that there are three dimensions beyond the surface that could be expanded into the scale of real life.
The digital information has been transferred onto a negative plate and printed on light sensitive photographic rag paper in the tradition of photography. This original form of photographic process more amply reflects the image as residue of light (as opposed to digital reproduction).