The condition of air is measured.
Colours arise.

This work is inspired on filters found in the Sphinx observatory of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch at 3571 meters. As Jungfraujoch is far above most sources of air pollution, the High Altitude Research Station is particularly suitable for measuring the composition of the atmosphere*.  The vibrating circle is the magnification of the most middle pixel from a record of a cloud passing by.

Movie in collaboration with Viktoria Shydlouskaya.


*A machine pumps 72 m3 air in 24 hours trough a circle formed filter.  Of particular interest is the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Along with the values for about 100 gases that the Swiss research institution Empa began measuring in 1972.  This new information makes it possible to gain more knowledge on air quality, sources of air pollutants and climate change.

FOCUS is part of part of the project Dear Jungfrau, a multimedia collection of works.In commission of the Zuiderzeemuseum as part of the exhibition ’10 Years Thomas Eyck’
Curator: Jules van den Langenberg