The Fanø Windfokus
Photo: Sophie Hjer
The Fanø Windfokus
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The Windfocus is a set of simple telescope lenses mounted on a tripod. The larger one is slowly driven back and forth by wind power. The wind will alternate the focus of the object viewed through the device. The Windfocus is specifically suited for flat, wide landscape, where the wind can blow freely. The first windfocus was built in 1998, and different versions were constructed througout the years.
This version stood on the island Fanø. It was part of the exhibition "Længsel" ("Longing") curated by Sophie Hjerl and Jette Ellgaard. Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.
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