Another new Darren Almond edition has been release by The White Cube gallery, Principle of Moments.
The Principle of Moments - Manadagur : 11.54
Size of image: 4.3 x 6.5 cm
Size of frame: 33.1 x 22.1 cm
Signed by the artist
A photograph is available of every minute of every hour of the day over the course of a week, around the longest day of the year. Each photograph is a unique work. The purchaser is free to select the image that represents that minute.
At first glance the print size of this edition makes no sense, but when seen in context of the installation it becomes clear.
Darren Almond’s ’Principle of Moments’, is a series of time-lapse photographs depicting the wild, green landscape of the Faroe Islands, close to the Arctic Circle.
A photograph was taken for every minute of every hour of the day over the course of a week, around the longest day of the year.
This coastline's extre+me geographical location means that it experiences very diverse weather. During this period the light barely disappears, but the extreme weather creates striking results: a mountain appears and then disappears, clouds create rain that then feeds the waterfall and the sun sinks behind the mountain so the sea is obscured by shadow.
At £350 I think I will pass on this one, it seems more interesting conceptually than as a thing to own.