Entropy 1-channel video installation (2004) duration 00:25:00 :00, mute
The video installation Entropy shows in life size the cooling down of a horse’s body after its death, recorded with an infrared camera. The original recording of 9 hours has been edited to a 25 minutes loop.
An image using infrared radiation instead of visible light. IR cameras operate at wavelengths up to 14,000 nanometers. The measurements are visualized in an image that resembles what we see with the naked eye; still, the image is in fact data visualization, not a photographic image in the traditional sense.
It is in the nature of optical devices such as infrared cameras to aestheticize their subject: the devices are calibrated to respond to a narrow range of radiation in order to gain the most accurate information. The device “sees” only what it needs to see. As the image reveals something of invisible reality, it thus also becomes a surface thatcovers up other realities.