Ea Vasko‘s series ‘Defining Darkness’ – “Not being able to see could be interpreted as a symbol of not knowing, of not being in control. In Defining Darkness I photographed four different themes of trying to control a dark cityspace. These four themes are about four different types of darkness, from the chaos of artificial light in a big city to the dimness of a private bedroom.”
“People become insecure in the darkness, because of all our senses, we trust 80-percently in our vision. So what happens when the capacity of the most powerful of our senses is disturbed? Restriction of the vision increases the intensity of looking and through this the intensity of concentration and imagination… After dark we are dependent of the artificial light. The artificial light creates guides for us to navigate, and through that, security. By night a city is full of systems depending on lights, the traffic lights for instance. What we see after the dark is based only on artificial light and the shape created by it. The shapes look different than in the daylight: We cannot see the details, we can just make conclusions of what there is there.”
Source artist statement.