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Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2012

2012
Simulation
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installed at ‘Marking Time’, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
29 March - 3 June, 2012

A simulation of the artist’s hand holds a magnifying glass which concentrates the virtual sun’s rays into one pure white spot on a road reproduced from Guantánamo, Cuba. The hand picks up the lens from the ground at dawn each day and holds it all day until dusk.  At the end of the day. the lens is returned to the ground and the hand exits.  At the beginning and end of each day, when the sun is at a oblique angle, the spot takes on a distorted, almost comet like appearance, while at midday it is at its most concentrated point.  The works unfolds in this way, dawn until dusk each day for a full 365 day year.

commissioned by the MCA, Australia

photos by Alex Davies, in image 3 depicted with Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) 2008
 

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photo by Alex Davies, with depicted with Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) 2008

Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2012

2012

Marking Time
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

29 March - 3 June, 2012
site specific free standing projection wall
608 cm x 380 x 30 cm
group show curated by Rachel Kent

Marking Time explored the ways in which artists visualise time and its passing, across diverse media – drawing and watercolour, sculpture and installation, sound and light. An international exhibition selected by MCA Senior Curator Rachel Kent, Marking Time presented major works by eleven artists from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and the United States in the Museum’s spacious new top floor galleries.
http://www.mca.com.au/


photos by Alex Davies, in image 3 depicted with Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) 2008
 

Marking Time

WORKING DRAWING

Working Drawing for Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2011 (diptych)
2012
giglee print on hahnemuehle photorag
40 x 51 cm per piece
Edition of 15 + 5AP

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simulation stills from the production of Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2011

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WORKING DRAWING

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