Project TIME: a 3000 m² Picture to Tell a Global Story by Wim Tellier

BORNEM, Belgium, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The artist Wim Tellier makes large-scale art installations by integrating photos in environments as a form of landscape art. He garnered international acclaim with the following art projects: "We Wish" in 2006, in which he made a 600 m² blow-up of his son and integrated it in various cities, with the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles as the latest prime location; "Protect 7-7" in 2009, the first art installation on Antarctica consisting of six 800 m2 blow-ups; in 2013, "We Drift", an art installation consisting of 1000 photos of 16 m2 which people could view through a natural force, a tidal river. In 2014, in cooperation with Canon, he completed two art installations on Tomorrowland. One installation involved 46 cameras, in order to make it one of the most unique group portraits of all time.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150921/268795 )

Wim Tellier expanded his focus with his new art project "TIME ".

On the beach at Knokke-Heist, Belgium he integrated a 3,000 m² circular image. It is a picture with double imaging, with its main subject a vulnerable crab magnified at least 1,000 times its original size. The background consists of fish-eye photos of unique landscapes for which Wim Tellier travelled the globe. These images are designed to give spectators an open view of the world.

The graphic and logistical aspect of the project is pioneering and revolutionary. The photo file exceeds 400 gigabytes!  Given this gigantic resolution, Canon printed the image in 56 pieces that were later seamlessly welded to each other. The photo weighs 1,800 kg.

The "TIME " photo can be seen for two weeks in front of the casino on the beach at Knokke-Heist, Belgium. To represent the dimensions of the blow-up there are 5 cubes, each 4 m high. The general public can walk over the photo to admire the fish-eye photos. Without knowing it, they will contribute to the partial destruction of the artwork through the sand on their shoes. It is difficult to conceive of a more striking illustration of man's ecological footprint. After the exhibition, the conceptually damaged image will be cut into 12 wedges. Then, Wim will personally integrate the wedges at 12 prime locations around the world. 

Each location will tell its own, unique story to demonstrate man's impact on the planet.

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