KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 » Matas Laužadis

Matas Laužadis “Making photographs of invisible energy stored per ages in the energetic and informational field in certain places”

© Matas Laužadis "Making photographs of invisible energy stored per ages in the energetic and informational field in certain places" "Raigardas valley"

© Matas Laužadis “Making photographs of invisible energy stored per ages in the energetic and informational field in certain places” ” Raigardas valley”

The purpose of my work was to capture an energetic view that hovers in a certain field applying long time-exposure and using a large format camera. The idea is that human‘s sight is unable to notice some things that time-exposure can. In this project long exposition has been exposed for nine or eight hours; it is expressed by approximate luminous flow that involves all the daylight and transfers it into one picture as an average. Scenery and landscapes are chosen those of great historical past and evidence. The composition is peaceful and static. Two thirds of earth and one third of the sky (or trees) form prevailing placement. Series of project photographs consists of the set of three pictures that were taken in different ethnographic regions of Lithuania: Dzūkija, Žemaitija and Aukštaitija. While assessing the oneness of places, the composition of thirds in every picture has been used in order to make interconnection of all of them.

In consequence of this project, energetic and informational fields have been studied to ascertain the dependence of time on space. Arvydas Šliogeris and Immanuel Kant’s philosophy on space and time has been studied and Physics knowledge on energy has been taken up. The conception of time and space has been investigated. A number of websites and documentaries about energetics, paranormal phenomena and poltergeist have been watched. The gathered information allows analyzing different philosophers and artists as well as identifying their thoughts when they are alike in discussions about a certain conception and when their opinions differ.

This work deals with the conception of the size of a camera, its history, technical properties and why it is chosen to visualize the process of photography. The length of exposition and what significance of the effect can be obtained applying this non-traditional method of photography is discussed. Finally, a short description about the history and energy meaning of each photographed site is presented as well as unexpected accidents experienced in the process of photography are described.

Mantas Laužadis exhibition “Making photographs of invisible energy stored per ages in the energetic and informational field in certain places” opening at Justinas Vienožinskis Faculty of Arts of Kaunas college, on 3 of September, 5:00 p.m. Exhibition will be on display till 16 of October.

Open: I-VII, 10.oo a.m. – 5.00 p.m.