In Eclipse, time is studied through a series of photographs taken during a rare total eclipse of the Moon in perigee. There is a slow and deliberate observation of the passing of time through the transition of the Earth’s shadow on the lunar surface. In this instance, the camera and photographer do not necessarily interfere. They stay still - the shutter is instantaneous, like the blink of an eye, as it captures the movement and passage of time. The appearance of the Moon changes throughout this shadow phase, from full, to partial eclipse, to blood red and back again, all within 3 hours and 17 minutes.
In exploring our place within the greater macrocosm, Brooke Holm is interested in whether concepts of connection and coexistence with our universe are more discernible when altering the observational and experiential norms of everyday perspective. My work speaks to the desire to be removed from our conventional way of seeing and be introduced to something unfamiliar. Comparable to astronauts looking down on Earth from space, a shift in cognition is possible when seeing the previously unseen.