The confined space of the cockpit can often feel like an isolated one, relying on the view to ground you to civilisation. “Dimmur Leioangur” which stands for ‘dark atmospheric journeys’ in Icelandic, investigates artificial light from an overview perspective, and focuses on the specific moment when pilots' fear of darkness turns into awe, with the approaching light from below.
Interviewing several pilots and understanding their individual experiences has given this project a distinctive outlook, exploring the deeper connections we have with the diverse dome of artificial light stretching across our planet.
This project is accompanied by a light sculpture which has travelled from London to Reykjavik in order to collect light intensity data from above. The journey manifested itself through the collection of the highest and lowest points of light, with each LED square representing an exact point of light intensity seen from the area below the aircraft. At the end of the route, the light sculpture was placed into the Icelandic landscape, one of the least light polluted area on Earth, showing dominance of artificial light within a natural surrounding.