“The East Light: Live Streaming Sunrise”, 2018, surveillance camera, computer program, live-streaming system, in collaboration with Artists Alliance New York for the 2018 Mardin Bienali ( also on view at the Mardin Museum, Turkey )
In the global world order perspectives on influence and power cycle through new stages. No longer do we live in a world in which one view point is accessible, instead we are swimming in them. In order to comment on such phenomena, every morning throughout the duration of the biennial, the sunrise in Mardin is projected in real time on a screen facing the public from the window of a gallery space on a busy street in New York City. Vice-versa the view of the New York City screen live-streaming the sunrise in Mardin is seen on a second screen placed inside the Mardin Museum. This is an adaptation of the artist’s “Golden Hours: Live Streaming Sunset” (2015-ongoing) project for the 4th International Mardin Biennial utilizing the term “ex oriente lux” as a guiding force. Within the framework of the “Body Language” section of the biennial, the work invites us to listen to how our bodies may react to this virtual window into another world, an extension of perspective and a collapse of time and distance.
Sunset and sunrise run live every night between appx. 7:00 - 9:00 PM