William Lamson

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A Line Describing The Sun, 2010

2 channel HD video, 13m 35s, Dimensions Variable

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A Line Describing the Sun is a two-channel video installation and sculpture project based on a daylong performance in the Mojave Desert in which I followed the path of the sun across a dry lakebed with a large Fresnel lens mounted on a rolling apparatus. The lens focuses the sun into a 1,600-degree point of light that melts the dry mud, transforming it into a black glassy substance. Over the course of a day, as the sun moves across the sky, a 366-foot hemispherical arc is imprinted into the lakebed floor.


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