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2012

Polar Time

Context

Polar Time is a 6-minute video that recreates the behaviour of light and time at the South Pole, where the sun only rises once a year. As 365 days at the South Pole are compressed into 6 minutes, this video conveys a planetary temporality that most of us would never ordinarily perceive.

Polar Time – a year in six minutes, one sunrise

This video is set to the soundtrack of The Knife's 'This is now', with the artists' permission. The work has been exhibited at Perth Cultural Centre, Western Australia, QUT Museum, Brisbane, Australia, and in 'Formal Intensity: Australian Art Today’ at Tsagaandarium Art Gallery, Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, all in 2012.

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