Light Trap

Light Trap (2014)
Part of land art project “Mellom himmel og fjord – SJÅ”
Bu, Hardanger bridge

Nine photographs and one text mounted on lamp post. The starting point for my project is a fascination for insect’s attraction to light. Human’s desire to prolong the night has resulted in our living upon an extremely illuminated globe. Problems connected to light pollution are predominantly ignored in debates about the environment. The amount of electric light that surrounds us has lead to not having access to the same starry sky as before. The Milky Way is no longer part of a consciousness for those presently growing up. The artificial lighting also has consequences for animals and insects. In “Light Trap” I have collected dead insects from various light sources in Norway.

Scanography 30x30 cm
Edition 3+1