Light box, wood, solar panel, charge regulator
The work radiant, realized in the framework of Sinop Biennial 2014, refers to a famous quote by Sinop-born philosopher Diogenes. His words, “Stand out of my sun” are displayed in a light box, however the light source is not constant. Solar power is used to illuminate the text, the intensity of the lights thus dependent on the sunlight, which is blocked by the viewer if they approach the light box. The quote is then projected onto the viewers and controlled by them. They become an active part of the installation and can influence how it appears. Aside from the historical reference to Diogenes, radiant also deals with our potential to switch to renewable energy sources and addresses the increasing adoption of nuclear power, which is currently also a political issue in the Sinop area.