2000 Sunset

In this project I was focusing on coming up with something that relied first and foremost on the internet. The idea was to create a constant stream of live broadcasts of the setting sun by switching from one part of the globe to another at predetermined intervals. At the same time, each of the broadcasts was creating it’s own unique soundtrack. The reason for the soundtrack was that the Icelandic word for sunset is “solarlag” which could also mean “song of the sun”. This of course gives this otherwise global project, a specific cultural significance understood only by Icelandic speaking people. Another factor was using subject matter that’s been attempted by many but usually turns out a bit kitsch. So instead of trying to capture a single, definitive sunset moment, I thought, why not just use the entire thing?

Home-made Applescript
Various participants throughout the world

Sunset in Baltimore