Balthasar

Solar Cemetery

Both pictures of the work Solar Cemetery were taken with a camera obscura on September 17, 2009, at the cemetery of Sant Coloma de Gramenet, near Barcelona. The cemetery houses the remains of about 57,000 people. 462 solar panels haven been installed on the roofs of the multi-storey mausoleums.
Credits

The photos first appeared in the book TIME IS A BOOK, edited/curated by artists Els Dietvorst & Dirk Braeckman. Publisher: Time Festival, MER. Paper Kunsthalle

 

Photo work consisting of 2 black-and-white photos, mounted on solar powered light boxes.

The solar powered light boxes were made in collaboration with Kaaitheater, Brussels, as part of the festival Burning Ice, 2009

 

(installation views by Katrien Vermeire)