Under the title Infinity and Beyond, the 8th edition of BredaPhoto Festival will explore the impact of the continuing science. Photographers, including Hiroyuki Masuyama, will show the opportunities, dangers and dilemmas. They can show us what’s happening in front of our eyes, or take the liberty to make a careful prediction of what might happen next.
Masuyama participates with the installations: 0 (2010) and Journey Around the World (2003); the first, a wooden sphere with a little door through which you can see the entire universe. With a star chart in hand, Masuyama punched 30 thousand holes, big and small, in the place of stars and other celestial bodies. By using glass fibre in the tiny holes, the light is spread evenly across the entire universe, from the North to the South Pole. The second, is a literal representation of a trip around the world or rather “a documentation of time and space” as the artist says: a 27-meter wide panorama picture. In just 42 hours, he flew from Frankfurt to Bangkok, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, and back to Frankfurt. Every twenty seconds he photographed Earth through the plane window: 7500 photos in total.