The Sun's Rehearsal
2016
8 layers of wallpaper with topmost image of the final fatal sunset digitally generated by OmniCosm Studios of Hollywood and 7 photographically generated, freestanding wall with cutout, curtain, stage.

Activated by performance and interaction in a collaborative work with the dance artist Alice Cummins titled:
In Memory of the Last Sunset

Commissioned by the 20th Biennale of Sydney

 

  The Sun’s Rehearsal  (Installation view at Carriageworks for the 20th Biennale of Sydney), 2016 (Photo: Neha Choksi)

The Sun’s Rehearsal (Installation view at Carriageworks for the 20th Biennale of Sydney), 2016 (Photo: Neha Choksi)


WALL TEXT

“I love the sun and enjoy each sunset knowing the sun will return. The Sun’s Rehearsal, with its pristine monumental sunset imagery transformed into a peeling ruin over the course of the exhibition, is an encounter with a future loss, one which the sun stages daily, as if making ready for the very last time it will ever set. The curtained hollow is a stark reminder of and an anticipatory memorial to the moment of the final fatal sunset, beyond which there will be no human recollection of its beauty. Hynoptic and cyclical, dancer Alice Cummins’ performance directly engages the auratic installation of the sinking sun to ask urgent questions about the life of an ever-warming planet and the life of an aging body.”

— Neha Choksi



LINKS/PRESS

20th Biennale of Sydney’s Artist Interview Series: Neha Choksi

The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed
HG Masters, Art Asia Pacific

Indian artists explore the physical and philosophical at the 20th Biennale of Sydney
Namila Gohil, India Link Australia

Indian art, artists feature at 20th Biennale of Sydney
Business Standard, Australia