"Solstice" is an evolving installation piece.
Solstice is linked to the current state of the sun. A “real-time” image of the sun is projected through a series of refracting prisms. Solstice uses data collected from NASA satellites to control the image’s brightness, as well as the speed and direction of the prisms’s rotation.
I was interested in exploring our relationship to the natural environment as it becomes more mediated through increasing layers and layers of technology. As I developed and fabricated the piece, I also realized that in many ways I was also deconstructing sunlight into data, and then reconstructing it from the same data sources.
I wanted to take sunlight away from being a physical sensory experience, and only interface with it through pure data.
Has our relationship to the natural environment, by extension this idea of IRL (in real-life), been fundamentally altered by our increasing use of digital systems of engagement and interaction?