Horizon Vanished is a work photographed on a square in Amsterdam
West which is near Korfmann’s studio. It is a collage of hundreds of photos
which were shot over a period of six hours on one afternoon in order to create
a literal image of time, as if it were a container for the memory of the space
The images were photographed from a crane so that people, animals and objects are seen from above, and we clearly see the shadows they cast onto the square as living sun dials. The artist scanned the square one by one and turned the shadows to make it appear as if all of the figures were caught at the same moment in the day. Only on closer inspection does the viewer become aware that the highly contrived image is more ambiguous than at first glance.
The six hours of random pedestrians are brought together in an impossible image which proposes an archive of incidental traces and irretrievable memory from a typical day in the existence of the square.
Freek Lomme, 2011
watch the video about the process