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Untitled (eclipse)

2019
Single channel, 16mm film, silent; 13 min.

A single-channel silent film Untitled (Eclipse) (2019) is shot on 16 mm in an open field in Nebraska in 2017. The film depicts a total solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun seemingly transforms into a black hole in the sky—a void or negative space. The work is projected on a large angled screen, amplifying the residue of heavy film grain as well as the entanglement of astronomical phenomena, technology, and representation.

Installation view of Untitled (eclipse) at Julia Stoschek Collection

Installation view of Untitled (eclipse)

Installation view of Untitled (eclipse)

UNTITLED (ECLIPSE), 2019 from A.K. Burns on Vimeo.