New series: Head oF 67P - ESA / Rosetta Mission & Chury out of horizon

Bernd Nicolaisen, 2018

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Bernd Nicolaisen, born in 1959 in Aarberg Switzerland, started his career in fashion photography in 1981. Early editorial publications from 1984 to 1988 led to more than 60 campaigns, collections and international publications as well as the "Best Photo Award" by the AIPP Paris in 1998 and the "Lifetime Achievement Award" Schwarzkopf Professional in 2010.

In collaboration with the Physics Institute - University of Bern and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research of Göttingen, Bernd Nicolaisen has developed his two new series „HEAD OF 67P - ESA / ROSETTA MISSION“ and „CHURY OUT OF HORIZON“.

The new works revolve around mysterious places that have never been seen before, places more than 400 million km away from planet Earth. Within this seemingly abstract visual world, new perspectives on comet Tschurjumow- Gerasimenko 67P reveal themselves to the viewers. The large-format pictures in 3D print - and tableaux- formats incorporate two different work series.
 

„HEAD OF 67P - ESA / ROSETTA MISSION“, 2018
,,Analog Echo“
120 x 120 cm
Océ elevated print on aluminium

The work is based on imagery of the ESA/Rosetta mission, the digital finger print of Tschurjumow-Gerasimenko’s comet - 67P. The analogue reproduction technique leads to a threedimensional effect in the pictures, giving them a spatiality and a mystical glow. The effect is achieved by transforming digital data into an analog image and reinterpreting it into 3D technology.

Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

 

„CHURY OUT OF HORIZON“, 2018
„67P Abstractions“

120x150 cm
Océ elevated print on aluminium

The silhouettes of the 67P, ESA’s model formed the base for this work. In order to display the surfaces, different material was used that reacts through an interplay of adhesion and cohesion. Among others through water, methyle, oxides, different pigments and powders. This leads to associations similar to the material and structures existing on the comet, which includes and emphasise the effect of the tableaux.

Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Detail: Bernd Nicolaisen based on the Rosetta / OSIRIS cameras,
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

 

EXHIBITION
Physics Institute - University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern
Vernissage: 23.8.2018


PROJECT TEAM
Physics Institute - University of Bern, Prof. Nicolas Thomas
MiARD Project: This project was (partially) funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 16.0008-2 and the EU‘s Horizon 2020 program contract number 649660.
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen.
Dr. Holger Sierks
Factum Arte, Madrid - Adam Lowe

Bernd Nicolaisen new prints presented at the Physics Institute - University of Bern
© ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

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