Installation, Darkest Light 340 x 200 cm
A visual search for a magical experience in real nature
Caused by light pollution, over 60% of Europeans and even 80% of Dutchmen can no longer see the galaxy that contains our solar system. For me it's a sad thought that our generation is growing up without ever seeing the Milky Way.
Awareness of the relationship between the universe and men is an important legacy that plays a role in all cultures, nowadays and in the past. Unfortunately our Western culture seems to be the first to lose this awareness of the relationship. This is caused by light pollution, an effect of growing urbanisation. In Europe, The Netherlands is the most light-polluted country.
This project 'Darkest Light' is a visual search for a magical experience in real nature. Now it's still possible. Inside the Dark Sky Parks in The Netherlands, a country where almost every inch of nature is artificial, I searched for one of the last pieces of real nature: Our Galaxy.
City of Delft. When night falls, clouds are changing.