Under A Tungsten Star is a series of one minute films that artificially simulate the solar day. A light globe is manually rotated over an elaborately constructed, miniature landscape. Although the light source is never seen, it's presence can be detected through the landscapes awkward shadows. These fake 'solar days' last just one minute and are played back to back, one after the other, like regular days. City dwellers like myself often become somewhat unaware of surrounding natural cycles, of the sun and the moon, and at times even the seasons. Trips to the country can briefly awaken these ancient mechanisms within us, but they quickly disappear when we re-enter the urban environment. These films aim to challenge the viewer's perceptions of natural everyday cycles, by briefly resetting our biological clocks to a new one-minute regime.
Exhibited in CCP's Night Projection Window
7 nights a week after dark
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
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Seven nights after dark