GOLDEN HOUR: Alejandro Borsani's Thesis Show

GOLDEN HOUR: Alejandro Borsani's Thesis Show

West Hall Gallery, 111, West Hall, RPI Campus

April 27, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Golden hour is a light installation that appropriates real-time live video from webcams around the world and extracts the color information of each location in the last hour of sunlight of the day. This color information is then mapped into a grid of 70 RGB lights in the exhibition space. 

The last and first hour of sunlight of each day is known in photography as the golden hour since the quality of the light reaches its most dramatic tones. It is this golden hour that gets recreated over and over within the gallery space.

By mapping the ephemeral unfolding of the sunset into artificial light, the artwork reflects on the limits of perception in the apprehension of subtle change and the blurring process of digital technologies in representing these natural processes.

The installation will also be available for viewing on April 30 from 9am-5pm.

FREE and open to the public.

Add to calendar