APERTURE f/1.2_SHALLOW INLET
Site-action (sculpture 3.6m diameter)
Fluorescent tubes, marine ply, solar panel, battery, converter
Shallow Inlet, Victoria
Melbourne City Council Billboard Commission 10.4m x 3m
HERO Building, 118 Russell Street Melbourne 2022
Aperture f/1.2_Shallow Inlet is a time specific site-action that contemplates the relationship between the optics of the human eye, the mechanics of a constructed lens and earth’s orbital relationship with the light of the sun. The concept involved collecting the solar energy from day of installation then illuminating the sculpture at the exact time the sun disappears below the horizon, transforming the residual natural light of the sun into artificial light turning cyclical time into a linear event. The symbol of the photographic lens operates as a contemporary interface between the viewer and viewed, the surveyor and the surveyed. The sculpture was made at the southernmost point of the Australian mainland near Wilsons Promontory.