Light from Tomorrow (2006)

Light from Tomorrow is a documentary webwork centered on an expedition to The Kingdom of Tonga, where tomorrow’s outdoor light-readings were broadcast in close to real time through The International Dateline to today; specifically to a lightbox installed in the San Jose Museum of Art in California as part of a group exhibition called Edge Conditions.

The website documents the expedition to Tonga and also the gallery based experiment and remains the persistent expression of this artwork.

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Light from Tomorrow centres on an expedition to The Kingdom of Tonga, where tomorrow’s outdoor light-readings were broadcast in close to real time through The International Dateline to today; specifically to a lightbox installed in the San Jose Museum of Art in California as part of the group exhibition Edge Conditions. The lightbox in San Jose responded to fluctuations and broader changes in outdoor light conditions in Nuku'alofa offering a tangible connection to the future, a window quite literally onto tomorrow.

The gallery component of this artwork is a romantic landscape -both minimal and monumental; a space for contemplation, a poetic void and an experiment in time travel.

The website documents the expedition and exhibition and remains the persistent trace of the artwork itself

It is part of a body of work we are making that explores our relationship with simultaneous global communcications systems and time -a series of artworks that sculpt with time in real time.

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