nightcolors.art


INTERACTIVE

nightcolors.art
2018
Website
HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, PNG images
Dimensions variable

An ephemeral art piece experienced for one year only on the website www.nightcolors.art. Philippe Safire utilizes the internet browser for this yearlong project so that the work can be experienced by anyone. Between 05.01.18 to 04.30.2019, each night a new image of increasing complexity was revealed. Philippe Safire designed 365 images to cover this time period, playing off highly saturated colors with shades of black and white. On the last day, nightcolors.art displayed the original image appropriation: Navajo Boy by Karl E. Moon, retrieved from the Library of Congress, Washington. Philippe Safire was inspired by the progressive download of data on the internet where images first appear pixelated before reaching their high resolution. The arrival of information invokes a sense of progress through technology but Safire gives it a surprising twist by calling out an iconic image from the past.

The below thumbnails represent the images that were displayed sequentially over a year: