On the Winter Solstice of 2012, I recorded digital video and photographs of the sun from the observatories of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. I wanted to capture the sun’s light from that particular day at that particular place, in the hopes of recreating the experience in a digital projection and printed images. Knowing full well the impossibility of such an outcome, I pointed the camera directly into the sun (being instructed never to do so) and recorded. "Possessing the Visible" is a selected result of this, a recreation of the few brightest minutes from the shortest day of the year.
When projecting this video in my studio, I was interested in repeating the gesture. This time, capturing the new projected "sun," a repossession of the impossible light, adding additional layer to the separation of memory. "Improbable Sunset" is the result, a further glitch, where the camera’s sensor clashes with the RGB light of the projector, causing a distorted “sunset” of the re-imagined Winter Solstice.
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