Photography / digital print / 150 x 150 cm.
I see Extreme Deep Field as a comment on the human standardized perception of light, which shows to be
quite an inexact version. Thus in a larger perspective the work speaks of the human perception of the
surrounding universe, as well as the, in my optics funny misunderstood, relationship between man made
technology and real life phenomena. In that way it is an ironic and a critical comment on the idea about a
“right” understanding of light. My inspiration for the title Extreme Deep Field came from an article I read
about a NASA project, “eXtreme Deep Field”. In brief, astronomers have recently assembled a new, improved
portrait of mankind’s deepest-ever view of the universe and the portrait is assembled by combining 10 years
of NASA telescopic photographs revealing thousands of galaxies, the smallest ones only one ten-billionth
the brightness of what the human eye can perceive.
2015 From "Happiness" To "Whatever", Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.
2013 Difference Engine, Magician Space, Beijing, China.
installation view at Magician Space ↓
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