Momentum

Year – Size, Media.

Momentum – 2012 – 115×55 cm, inkjet

Photography has long carried the notion that a photograph captures a moment, but the word moment has a richer history than just these infinitesimally small slices of time. Its origin is in the Latin momentum, meaning “movement”, capturing a feeling of transition. An astronomical moment is an archaic unit of time, 1/40th of an hour, 90 seconds.

The image in Momentum is the recording of the movement of the film as it was exposed, wound by hand for one astronomical moment.