Orlando Helfer Rabaça
Looking down I see up.
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Scenery Between-Windows 1 (窓-間의 풍경 1)
The Last Rays of the Sun
waiting for humans
Immediate lockdown, contact restrictions, isolation brought us to the point where we have never been before. All that is left for us is technology and high-speed internet connection. For the first time our fast-paced society looked back and started to appreciate what we miss most – nature. The feeling of warm sunlight in our face has become rare these days. Not everyone has a garden, rooftop or balcony. Sad to say: sun exposure has become a privilege. Yet, all life forms depend on it: it influences our circadian rhythm, immune system, and mood. It gives us warmth and light when we need it most.
That’s why I decided to bring the sun into my home. A disc slides up and down to represent the sun cycle. It is linked to the real-time height of the sun.
The pandemic is not over but I still believe there is a bright future afterwards, even if it is digital.