On January 1st, 2015, Spincemaille placed two groups of small network cameras on two opposite sides of the world: two cameras both in the North and South Pole (Princess Elisabeth Station) and two cameras in Belgium and New Zealand. Every six minutes the cameras took a picture of the sky. One year later, all the pictures were collected together and arranged into one composite image: 240 pictures for each day arranged in 365 lines. The resulting composite images reflect the light changes and various experiences of the sky in these different places around the world.

Lightmap Devices is a continuation of Lightmap Leuven, an installation in M Museum which, over the course of 2013, took pictures of the sky every six minutes, and simultaneously printed this image on one of 87.600 small plastic blocks. Every six minutes, a block was added to the composite image, leaving a trace of what time essentially is: the movement of the Earth around the sun.



Concept: Ief Spincemaille
Image credits © Kristof Vrancken / STUK, Huis voor Dans, Beeld en Geluid, Leuven