The sun shone on the nothing new
single channel video, colour, sound
Filmed at Waterford Regional Airport in Ireland, all artificial lights at and around the airport were turned off and a plane was positioned in a direction designed to catch the progressing morning light, but excluding the sun itself. Through the real-time recording of the slowly advancing morning light, the viewer is confronted with a challenging durational experience. Camera, artist and viewer become observers. The subject, a commercially active ATR-42 airplane recently returned from London, becomes a barometer for the slow advancing light. The reduction created through minimal visual representation allows the viewer to enter an abnormal temporal relationship with the subject, creating both a tension and a shared experience.