Visible Invisible (Animal Light)

Photography in the Foyer

Juan Bufill

The title is drawn from a line in a poem by José Lezama Lima: La luz es el primer animal visible de lo invisible, "light is the first visible animal of the invisible".

With no manipulation whatsoever -with just water, light, and a camera - Bufill captures real images in a fraction of a second and turns them into hypnotic apparitions.

Single-channel video loop and 12 photographs
Duration: 9 min