Light Break

Nicolai Howalt

published by: Fabrikbooks

year: 2022

designed by: Rasmus Koch Studio

format: 28,5 x 41 cm

paper: 90g Splendorlux L/W White (glossy coated front / uncoated back)

color offset

price: € 10 – free shipping within Denmark on orders above € 60

Pamphlet poster with the work “Light Break – Wavelength 496 – 0 nanometer” by Nicolai Howalt.

The work is beautifully printed on delicate, high-quality 90 g/m2 paper with a glossy finish on the one side of the pamphlet. Thereby functioning as a unique small poster without texts or logos. The backside of the pamphlet is uncoated (matte) and printed in a beautiful turquoise color with a small text describing the artwork as well as information about Fabrikbooks.

Notice that there may be a slight show-through of the text on the backside of the pamphlet.

In Light Break, Nicolai Howalt investigates the visible and invisible areas of the light spectrum as well as the life-giving and destructive power of the sun. Light Break builds upon Nobel Prize laureate Niels Ryberg Finsen’s work with phototherapy in the 19th century, in which certain disorders were treated by exposing the skin to particular wavelengths in sunlight. Using Finsen’s original filters and devices, Howalt was able to absorb specific areas of the light spectrum while letting the remaining areas of sunlight pass directly onto photosensitive paper, resulting in raw visual depictions of the sun and light itself.⁠