Summer Solstice

Format: Solar Projections and SD Video shot on the longest day of the year

From the sidewalk below my window, people assemble and disperse regularly, and snippets of their conversations, along with the sounds of the activity of the street and park enter through the open window, punctuated by the startling interruptions of angry traffic.  I don’t have to look out the window to perceive and imagine these activities, and closing the window doesn’t help much to filter out the cacophony of noise and sounds that emanates from the park, street and sidewalk, especially on these bright and sunny days.  When night arrives, a different atmosphere takes over.  The park empties, the side street parking spaces fill to capacity with the cars of locals, the children are tucked safe inside, and the noises which emanate from the street and park below, become more aggressive and desperate as the night wears on.  Shot on the longest day of the year, the blending of interior and exterior soundscapes with solar images of the setting sun is projected back into interior space, and forms the material backdrop for this fleeting document about the sometimes contradictory relations of the urban and everyday. By Sandra E. Lim

Camera, Editing and Sound and Music by Sandra Lim,

Produced by Elizabeth Lim with assistance from the Centre for Research and Development,The University of Brighton.


Gallery Screenings and Presentations:

Whitechapel Gallery Filmmaker Forum
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Forum moderators/film curator’s Ian White and Rachel Reupke
8th October 2008

Brighton White Night Festival “Night-time Fixations”
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton UK
with The Institute of Unnecessary Research (Red Stage)
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Installation, Single Chanel SD Video with sound, looped.
25th October 2008, 7pm – 7am

Between Life + Mind + Art Seminar Presentation
At InQbate, Sussex University
Falmer Campus in Pevensey III, Pevensey 3C7.
Organized by Matthew Egbert (CCNR) and Anna Dumitriu (The Institute of Unnecessary Research).
29th October 2008 7pm -10:00pm

Creative Commons License
This work by Sandra Lim is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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