Thursday, 10 April 2014 16:34 Written by Fabiola Hernández
When light came from the sun rather than electricity, man lived by its light and shade and followed its journey around the earth. Magicians, priests, astrologers and subsequently astronomers learned to capitalize on the correspondences between the sky and the earth, to respond to the material and spiritual needs of ancient civilizations. To this painstaking observation of the world we owe the wisdom of Stonehenge, ziggurats, Egyptian and pre-Hispanic pyramids, among others, all clear channels of communication between the macrocosm and the microcosm.
In the series Constellations, Celia Moreschi asks one of the original questions: What is the relationship between a blanket of stars and forest cover? What if the order of the constellations were introduced into the rhythm of barks and foliage? The experiment is modest and complex. Moreschi creates a kind of solar observatory, using mirrors arranged in accordance with the alignment of the best known constellations, which receive the sunlight and project it onto the forests.
The result is a overlapping of structures, trees lined up by the light of guiding stars, a metaphor for a forest sky or, more specifically, a landscape created from a landscape. Digital photography is the format that records the search for a dialogue between the celestial and earthly worlds, and also contains an experience almost inaccessible to urban life: taking the time to wait and follow the light of the sun.
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