This document showcases the installation ‘Virtual Sunset’. All images were taken at the opening of the Exhibition on the 9th of February 2013. Virtual sunset is a live crowd-sourced event. Planned for a duration of 3 years, the opening at the INDUSTRY gallery in Washington marked the second event after opening at the V&A Museum in London in June 2012. Virtual Sunset is a worldwide connected live installation, examining the transient concept of the sunset as a perpetual continuous global event and its equivalent in our ever expanding networked environment.
Set between our digital reality and the actual geographic location of the gallery, the work is the first crowd-sourced choreographed global sunset. It aims to describe the ephemeral beauty of a sunset through our electronic camera lenses, turning our digital networks into a catalyst for a change in the perception of previously natural phenomena into a post-natural state.