I can’t get the autoplay to work on all three videos – it should look like this.
These all record a day (a different day each) from the appearance of daylight to its disappearance. The temporal scale of 100 x real time (or 1:100) provides a duration of just over 7 minutes – this requires the viewer to commit to the act of watching, but also allows the appearance and disappearance of daylight to move at what feels like an appropriate pace – slow enough to notice the qualities at different stages of light, but fast enough to see the slow changes in light.
Light Modulator is a work which uses a 1:25 model as the basis to record footage of light. The model is made to be modular, based on a standard panel size of 1.2 x 2.4 meters.
This is made from one continuous recording, which on the 32GB SD card lasted over 3 days. This allowed the triptych format, with the times loosely aligned.
The red flashes are the red light on the Yi camera – it is not possible to control how and when this activates – it comes on even when all LEDs are disabled. While I have tried to eliminate this from the modular recordings, I like the effect for the Nauman reconstruction – it is evocative of his work with fluorescent signage lighting.