Mirrors
Mirrors
Mirrors
Alexander Kadow

Mirrors

c-type prints, 90cm x 90cm
black aluminium frames

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This series of works shows seemingly abstract light sculptures, which are created and reproduced with photographic means. In the process, phenomena that are invisible to the human eye under normal circumstances, such as the spectrum of light, the heat and the interpretation by technical devices, are visualized.

The basis are mirror surfaces, which are thermally deformed and then digitized in a scanning process. The colored surfaces and distortions only arise in the interplay between the light emitted by the scanner, the three-dimensional mirror objects and the interpretation by the software. The titles of the individual series of works refer to the type of thermal sources used for the deformation or to geometric figures that are burned onto the mirrors. The mirrors then show a trace, an index, of the heat, which is invisible to the human eye. In addition, the color spectrum of the light source is broken down into individual parts and interpreted.