eclipse (i) (2010)
light, 447nm

Eclipse is part of a series of projects which use light alone to create space and form. When gravity no longer binds us to the earth, how shall we construct the spaces we inhabit? By folding a single beam of laser light we create a simulacrum of the earth, suspended in space. Like our earth it hangs in a delicate and improbable balance. The viewer is surrounded within the earth’s total eclipse; their actions can sustain or extinguish the sphere.
In permanent eclipse it is made visible by the light which flows around it. Block the beam, and the earth disappears instantly. The piece considers the complex pathways by which everything is linked; removal of any one element means the whole cannot be completed. In the void where the earth hovers the viewer understands themselves as part of this system, knowing their actions will impact on the whole.