While photographer Heinrich Heidersberger did contract work for well-known architects of the Braunschweig School, he also began to experiment with luminography – the recording of a source of light in motion – at the beginning of the 1950s. He was fascinated by the idea of letting light itself become the object.
The invitation in 1955 to create a mural for the newly constructed School of Engineering in Wolfenbüttel was a welcome occasion for Heidersberger to become more involved with luminography. He began to build a device that he could use to record traces of light directly on photo material. The artist named the pictures he created rhythmograms and continued to pursue his experiments with great enthusiasm.
Different to the constructive work of his contemporaries, who were following similar ambitions, Heidersberger’s light images have a three-dimensional aspect and also include coincidence as a principle in their design. Heidersberger found the inspiration for the multi-dimensional solution in reading a book on "Physics in Graphical Pictures". There he discovered the figures of the physicist Jules Antoine Lissajous and they challenged him to get similar results in photography.
ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION
The LIMITED EDITION print is unsigned and was printed in 2023.