NEBULA - BEYOND VISIBILITY
IN TIMES WHERE SOAP HAS BECOME SUCH AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR DAILY ROUTINE BY WASHING HANDS, IT´S OVERSEEN WHAT THE LIQUID ITSELF OFFERS FROM A CREATIVE PERSPECTIVE. THE NEBULA PROJECT TAKES A LOOK ON THE PURE BEAUTY OF MACRO SHOTS CREATED WITH FLUID SOAP AND SHOWS A NEW PERSPECTIVE OF AN ORDINARY EVERYDAY ITEM.
Based on a liquid macro universe, this series explores the behaviour of a fluid mixture under artistic aspects. The combination of destilled water, glycerine, washing powder and soap fluid allows the immitation of a galaxy space that is permanently changing and a very temporary setup for macro photography and filmshooting.
As every testrun only lasts for less than a minute, focusing and positioning of lights, selecting the perfect neckline to capture the nabula-like oily fragmented surface become the essential tasks of this project. The experimentation with the fluid mixture includes variations of fluid mixtures, dry ice, fog, lighting and different ingredients. This project was developed during the Covid19 pandemic and is at its starting point to be develop further on, based on the results of the ongoing R&D and experiments.
NEBULA - THE TERM (extracts from Wikipedia)
NEBULA (Latin for 'cloud' or 'fog'] is an interstellar cloud of dust,
hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, the term was used to describe any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
Most nebulae are of vast size; some are hundreds of light-years in diameter. A nebula that is visible to the human eye from Earth would appear larger, but no brighter, from close by. Although denser than the space surrounding them, most nebulae are far less dense than any vacuum created on Earth. Many nebulae are visible due to fluorescence caused by embedded hot stars, while others are so diffuse they can only be detected with long exposures and special filters. The remaining material is then believed to form planets and other planetary system objects.