Friday, 23 October 2015

Andrea Galvani - The End [Action #1]

A nice project from the artist Andrea Galvani on display in New York earlier this year.

'The End [Action #1], an Art in General New Commission, is a homage to the heliocentric model of our solar system championed by Galileo Galilei, father of modern cosmology. Over the course of months, Andrea Galvani coordinated with local cameramen to film the sunrise along the eastern coastlines of five different Central American countries. On January 8th, the anniversary of Galileo’s death in 1642, the event was filmed in over 30 different locations simultaneously. Discrepancies between atmospheric conditions, the sensitivity of 16mm film technology, and the movements of each individual manifest as a prism of time and space. The architecture of The End [Action #1] was conceived as an ephemeral monument — pedestals of light designed to be used by seven vocalists whose voices activate and enliven the space at different times throughout the exhibition.'

Here are some stills form the films and some shots of the installation....

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