Thierry Cohen – ‘Darkened Cities’

Thierry Cohen‘s series ‘Darkened Cities’ – uniting time and space to make visible a long forgotten contact of the humankind with cosmos in seeking for celestial guidance.

Replacing the light polluted skies over the world’s major cities with the starry skies over the Mojave, the Sahara, or the Atacama Desert, at the precise latitude and angle of the relevant cityscape, the artist creates a single new powerful image with huge emotional effect. These are not fantasy skies but the real ones as should be seen due to the world’s rotation about its axis. However, behind the visual poetry, these fictional city ​​portraits focus on their darkness only with the reflections from the blazing stars above to sense the delicate feeling of inevitable extinction.

Thierry Cohen – Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen – Darkened Cities