Property partner: Haranda Investments.
16 June - 1 July 2017.
23 Princes Street, Dunedin.
Images: Justin Spiers
Bringing the sun to a vacant retail space in the middle of Puaka Matariki and a Dunedin winter artist Trudy Lane invited you to come stare at Te Rā, the sun – safely! A large projection of the sun from solar telescopes in Dunedin, Dresden, and outer space was beamed in to warm up winter, with events, shows and public discussions on astrophysics, energy, ecologies, and cosmologies. In a sun exchange the live feed was shared between Dunedin and Germany.
Thanks to: Dunedin Astronomical Society, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin City Creative Communities, Bigpipe, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON), Otago University, Morgan Oliver, Michael Morley, Sally McIntyre, Nigel Bunn, Alistair Galbraith, Matt de Gennaro, Southern Lights.
The project was supported by GigCity Community Fund through Letting Space’s Urban Dream Brokerage service with funding from Dunedin City Council.
Trudy Lane is an artist, curator and digital media designer whose work has an ecological and social focus. In her art practise she seeks to create inspiring models of encounter between specialised cultures of knowledge.
TV One video news item on Sunroom
Radio NZ interview with Trudy Lane on Sunroom
'Brilliant display set to dazzle sun-starved Dunedin' Stuff article on Sunroom
Podcast Otago Access Radio interview with Trudy Lane about Sunroom
Star Article - ‘Space to stare at the Sun’ - Sunroom interview