The shepherd and his companions went out on a starry night

Three framed digital C-prints and three frames with tipped in photographs and texts.

Illustrations of stars and star constellations in books dating back to the 16th century are photographed and used as specimens.
With the same observing eye as the scientist had in the making of the illustration books, the camera and it´s lens points at the same stars selected from the specimens. The photographs are after combined with fictional texts sharing a suggested observation of what is happening in the documented pages photographed from this richly illustrated book of stars and their mythological creatures.
The photographs of the pages in the book are placed on a shelf, while the framed images of the stars and the texts are hanged slightly higher on the wall, putting the observers gaze in same action as the scientist and when this work was made.

Kim Svensson, 2018