Light Chronology is a nine-panel, site-specific window installation of light sensitive paper that documents the ephemeral intersection of light and time upon surface. The installation was realized in March-April 2016 at For The Thundercloud Generation, an empty storefront window gallery in Edgewater, Chicago. Each panel began as an unfixed photogram wrapped in lightproof plastic so that its response to light was paused. For the first nine days of the exhibition a panel a day was unveiled at sunset, relinquishing exposure from the controlled artificial light of my studio to the ungovernable natural light of the sun. Within minutes of being unveiled, the compositions began to fade until they fully disappeared – scored markings that outline the initial controlled exposures remain the only surface trace of what once occurred. Considering the durational event of exposure to light as the image-object itself, the work regards light as equally necessary to its making and unmaking – its writing and erasing.

Light Chronology
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

veiled in lightproof plastic
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 1 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 2 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 3 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 4 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 5 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 6 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 7 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology, 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 8 unveiling
Julie Weber Light Chronology 9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
Light Chronology (unveiling/day 9), 2016
9 photograms on unfixed gelatin silver roll-paper, scored
each 84 x 42 inches (7 x 3½ feet)

day 9 unveiling
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