One hour and ten minutes of light / Karl Burke




HD video

Burke’s work sometimes betrays scientific logic to affirm poetic possibility. This is the case with the video work One hour and ten minutes of light. This real-time video work records a constructed apparatus in a Pittsburgh landscape at dusk. This apparatus is a metal frame upon which a rectangular metal sheet with an aspect ratio of 16:9 is suspended. The ratio employed in the work references the cinematic and representation of the natural environment. With shifts in time and as reflecting sunlight from the sheet of metal dissipates, it is replaced with artificial light illuminating the surrounding woodland behind the construction.
About the Artist
Karl Burke attended the Dun Laoihaire College of Art, Design, and Technology and obtained a degree in Interactive Multi-Media. His work consists of video, photographs, sound works, and installations and he focuses on the perceptions of time and space.
March 20 – August 8, 2010
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