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Chrystel Lebas


  Blue hour, 2005 - Autoloop - Autoplay, Video HD, 60' - (stills)
The photographs were accompanied by the hour-long film Blue Hour (2005) exhibited at the V&A’s ‘Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour’ (2003),
that records light disappearing gradually in a Blue bell forest in Wiltshire. The attempt here is to place the viewer in a contemplative state,
able to stay and experience a natural phenomenon lasting one hour, looking at the movement of time barely visible.
Blue Hour makes us conscious of the time and space we occupy and give us an insight into the nature of time itself.
The film allows a moment to unfold in real time; we become conscious that a moment is unbearably long and that our perception of time is both subjective and inaccurate.

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