Stargazer

2015
Lightjet print on metallic paper mounted on aludibond, resin coating
Each 185.3 × 123.4 cm
Unique

The photographic works Stargazer are taken while Missika swings in his hammock, searching the sky. They show the repeated attempt at capturing the moon breaking through the clouds and trees. Yet the limited sensitivity of the camera’s digital sensor creates a blurry imagery, which entirely abstracts the original view. What emerge are forays both into the inner workings of digital image objects—showing the imprecision of contemporary photography—and into outer space, reminding us of the Hubble telescope imagery. Missika’s simple photographs could, in all their colorful blurriness, also see distant constellations, like Roy Batty does in Blade Runner: «I’ve… seen things… you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate… All those… moments… will be lost, in time, like tears… in… rain. Time… to die».

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Yautepec 2, Stargazer series, 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, 185.3 x 123.4 cm

Yautepec 1, Stargazer (seies), 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, 185.3 x 123.4 cm

Sian Ka'an 1, Stargazer (series),Stargazer, 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, 185.3 x 123.4 cm

Sian Ka'an 3, Stargazer (series), 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, 185.3 x 123.4 cm

Sian Ka'an 2, Stargazer (series), 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, 185.3 x 123.4 cm

Yautepec 3, Stargazer (series), 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating,  123.4 x 185.3 cm