stop sun!, continue, sun!
oil and sun on paper
script for stop sun, continue sun!
vinyl on glass
'Stop, Sun! Continue, Sun!'' is a diptych of paintings, one of which is destined to fade in sunlight. This fading event was documented in the form of a dialogue between the relevant ‘characters’, the Director, Paper One, Paper Two and the Sun, as they worked through the various steps involved. The dialogue could be read on the gallery window from the street.
The titles of the work intend to order the sun to change or preserve the image of the diptychs I have created. Continue, Sun!, is a result of a specifically folded acid-based paper that has been exposed to the sun, resulting in an abstract image. Once unfolded and due to the exposure to daylight when exhibited, the image will continue to fade and finally disappear. Hence, the title is an order to control what is beyond my power. The other image of the diptych, ‘Stop, Sun!’ is a re-creation of first image created by the sun. It has been painted in oil and its title is again an instruction to the sun, this time to preserve the image.