Mary Lucier «Dawn Burn» 1975/1993

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Mary Lucier, Dawn Burn
Dawn Burn, 1975/1993
Collection SFMOMA.

Mary Lucier recorded a sequence of seven sunrises over New York's East River on video. As the sun rose, it's light exceeded the maximum allowed intensity of the picture tube and etched a permanent scar in it's light-sensitive surface.
Each day a new scar was added to the previous ones as it followed the ever changing path of the sun across the sky. The work is shown on seven monitors, each marked with an additional burn from the preceding day. Related Works: Mary Lucier, Media Sculptures: Maps of Space (1972-1974) Mary Lucier, Air Writing (1975) Mary Lucier, Paris Dawn Burn (1977) Mary Lucier, Mass (1988-1991): A three-channel video and sound installation for laserdiscs.

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Mary Lucier, Dawn Burn
Mary Lucier, Dawn Burn
Mary Lucier, Dawn Burn
Dawn Burn, 1975/1993
Collection SFMOMA.