The Light that Defines Time in Photography Nir Artzi, Noa Bellerstein


Nir Artzi and Noa Bellerstein’s exhibition discusses the concept of ‘time’ and how it can be illustrated using photography. The concept of time is relative, and is understood differently in every period of human history. In an era where everything happens ‘here and now’, one of the most distinguishing characteristics of postmodern time is light, its speed and movement. Is photography of light enough to illustrate the attributes of time? Does human consciousness need light and space to build a space of time? Is it even possible to represent time? Is an effect of motion necessary in a picture to create ‘photographic time’? Noa and Nir deliberate about these questions, and open a broader debate about perception in photography, as opposed to perception in reality.