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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Christina Seely

LUX (United States / Japan / Europe, 2005-2010)

The massive impact man has had on Earth is visible even from space today. Christina Seely visited the urban areas that NASA's night maps show as the brightest sources of light. The light from these cities – all to be found in the United States, Western Europe and Japan – has an ambiguous significance. On the one hand, there is its beauty, on the other, the darker reality behind that beauty: energy consumption and the impact that has on the Earth. Traditionally light has always been an indicator of hope and progress. Paradoxically enough, Seely says, light is now a symbol of their opposites.

  • LUX (United States / Japan / Europe, 2005-2010)

  • LUX (United States / Japan / Europe, 2005-2010)

  • LUX (United States / Japan / Europe, 2005-2010)

Biography

In her work Christina Seely (United States, 1976) focuses on man's domination of nature. Among the series she has done are Markers of Time, about the effect of climate change on delicate ecosystems, and Reservoir, about water supply. Seely is a co-founder of Civil Twilight, inventors of Lunar Resonant Streetlights, a system in which street lighting adjusts itself to moonlight. 

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50