Untitled (eclipse)

A.K. Burns

2019 | 00:13:00 Color | Silent | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Nature, Time

A silent 16mm film shot in Nebraska during the total solar eclipse in 2017. The work was shot on film to capture this light-based phenomenon on a light reactive medium, as opposed to on digital video. Meditating on the metaphysical, in the work we observe the slow alignment of the moon eclipsing the sun, super-imposed onto the open landscape where it was shot. Wind, insects and plants all become active receptors for this phenomenological shift from mid-day to mid-night, as the sun transforms from a primary source of life into a fugitive void.

The work may be displayed with a record player and the recording of the experimental audio work Leave No Trace (2016). Viewers then choose to watch the work in silence or play the record as an asynchronous soundtrack. The Video Data Bank offers this work for screening in educational contexts. Contact us for inquiries about gallery exhibition.

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Exhibitions + Festivals

2021, ‘Light and Language’ Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland

2020, ‘Globster Soot, Medium Rare,’ Michel Rein Gallery, Paris, France