2015. Broken solar cells.
Research with Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen from the Department of Nano Technology of DTU – The Technical University of Denmark estimates that the average life expectancy of a silicon solar cell is 184 years. In that period of time the electric activity in the cells slowly degrade until zero. The solar cell finally only represent its former function, and the panels will then become images left behind from an ongoing exposure.
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The images outlive any human contemporary observer, and point to a future point in time and history – and to the question of when something can be defined an image.
Importing leftover broken cells from Industrial production, the assembled image panels are a result of an ongoing global circulation of silicon cells. Cells of various quality and fragmentation are distributed around the globe, and the ones installed in untitled (days on end) are imported from Korea, Tai Wan, China, Germany, US and the UK.