Suntrap  (2011)

Four-channel video installation incorporating silent looped video (various durations), data projectors, and screens.

 

Suntrap was temporary outdoor installation which examined the city of Hamburg through relationships between civic, private and natural light.  A series of individual projected looped videos documented urban scenes:  The city docks as seen from the fake palms of an urban ‘beach’ bar;  a shipping canal buoy mimicking a glowing sunset; a lone fountain in the Planten un Blomen park performing to rhythms set by a remote timing device; young people congregating around the Von Bismarck monument at dusk - itself illuminated by floodlights installed to reduce after-dark transgressions. Developed as artist-in-residence at Hamburg's popular art and music festival MSDOCKVILLE, the resulting installation was set in a wooded clearing on the festival site south of the Elbe. Running round the clock, the installation functioned as its own dimly-lit stage for discreet night-time festival activity.

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