Cathédrales hermétiques, vitraux

Here is the result of Aëgerter next research step from her Cathédrales body of work.

For Cathédrales hermétiques, vitraux she selected five interiors involving magnificent stained glass from spiritual architectures in order to explore the magical experience of color patterns revealed by light.

Stained glass rose windows and interior views from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, Notre-Dame de Paris and Segovia Cathedral are silkscreened with a black layer of ink reactive to the heat of the sun, allowing the chanting colors to emerge from darkness in a unexpected and enchanting way.

As in Cathédrales hermétiques, these church interiors begin in darkness and are slowly revealed when exposed to sunlight, like photography in a darkroom; a cycle that takes about an hour to open up and close again.

Related projects:

Cathédrales hermétiques
Cathédrales (artist’s book)
Cathédrals at Sunset