Thrown Shadow

2010.
Exhibition view.
Pigment print on cotton paper Zerkall Artrag 300gr. 100 × 140 cm.

Sinopsis

2010.
Exhibition view.
Pigment print on cotton paper Zerkall Artrag 300gr. 100 × 140 cm.

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→ Collectif Fact – Darker and Darker grows the landscape
→ Accion Cultural – Darker and Darker grows the landscape

One of the decisive factors that determine the location where an eclipse would be observed at its best is defined by the term “The Path of Totality”: the projection of the shadow of the Moon on Earth —a stripe of darkness covering a section of the globe during the eclipse. The zone of totality would be in complete darkness during this phenomenon. Astronomical calculations predict with precision any future or past Path of Totality. 

This map merges in one sole image all the Paths of Totality of total solar eclipses thrown on Earth since 1851, when the first solar eclipse expedition took place, until the present date. It results on a “map of darkness” that corresponds literally and metaphorically to the flux of a series of imperial ventures, political and economic Western expansionist movements around the globe.