What Stands Between Us and the Sun

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Video
2010
4:06 min., HD video

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun is a single channel video, site-specific video installation, and a series of photographs.

 

In an abandoned industrial mill building in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, a couple travel by boat across an artificial lake and set up chairs in order to view a sunset through the factory windows. A room, lifted by people with pulleys, folds out of the surface of the lake and blocks the couple’s view of the sun. The soundtrack was recorded and performed by Megan and Murray McMillan.

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 7
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 5
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 2
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 4
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 1
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

What Stands Between Us and the Sun: Photograph 3
2010
60” x 40”

 

 

Click here to see the project fabrication process.

 

 

ASSISTANT

Blake W. Sherwood

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Kieran Delaney

PERFORMERS

Lani Asuncion
Mike Formanski
Rachel Jendrzejewski
Justin Lewis
Katie Mansfield
Keri Marion
Alyssa Matthews
Ted Ollier
Ben Piwowar
Anna Shapiro
Blake W. Sherwood
Caitlin Strokosch
Alan Tracy
J.R. Uretsky

PRODUCTION

Autumn Patricia Ahn
Mike Formanski
Justin Lewis
Keri Marion
Adam Moroski
Caitlin  Strokosch
Alan Tracy

 
© 2010 Megan and Murray McMillan