Thursday, 28 November 2019

light influx

Figuring out light influx and possible dates and times to catch the sun for work during the first weeks from February onwards. We're on the first floor of unit 47.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

waning light

What a difference two days make: same time, same place - sunlight and shadows at 14:15h on 28 and then 30 October 2019*. In just 48 hours the sun moves by 1º closer to the horizon of the neighbouring roofs.

28 October: 16º altitude / 218ºSW
30 October: 15º altitude / 218ºSW

Reminder: there will be a similar constellation between 10 and 15 February 2020 14:45h.

*Cast on a slightly changed installation, see previous compare with previous post.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Filtering light

photo: Harlan Whittingham
8 October 2019 16:35h
In the upstairs space: watching what the light does with this installation - three slightly twisted surfaces spread from the top of the front windows to the ground. Drawn with wool from the archive this 'drawing' can be easily varied and modified. The slightly curved layers bring an element of movement into the space - they seem to ask for dance performances.

The windows at the back of the building face SW and throughout October it was intriguing to watch the changing light and how the shadows cast by the evening sun grew longer every day, until - by the end of October - the sun was too low and hidden behind the neighbouring buildings.

In response to the changing light, I have developed a different shape for this space that revolves around the column in the middle of the room while checking the course of the sun and its coordinates:

More images of wandering light