Angels Diaz Miralda Tena
Private View: 22 July 6-9:02PM
Closing Reading Group 26 July 6:30-8:30PM
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Magic Hour is Part of 6PM Your Local Time: http://www.6pmyourlocaltime.com
#magichour #6PMEU #area51
22 July 21:02
The sun will set in London as the night fuses with day and a slowly changing light enters my West-facing windows.
Magic hour is the last hour of light before the sunset. It is the best time of day for vivid colours and formal clarity in photography as the day’s light fades away. Michael Taussig linked this magical and melancholic time to our current position at the end of the Anthropocene. That time when fireflies come out and light the sky in other ways. It’s indefinable because it’s always moving, neither day nor night, but something in-between, fused together in a single moment. The exhibition toys with the format of the digital-readymade through collective documentation. Ideas that call attention to our own precarious temporal situation on this earth will be inserted into the apparatus of image circulation.
Seduced by moods of romance, anticipation, beauty and fear from the final (#death) scene of Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, where Romeo approaches the assumed corpse of his lover, it is reimagined in the form of an atmospheric set. The scene interprets the idea of magic hour, sincerity, vulnerability, awareness and beauty as tools of transgression rather than subsumption under the capitalist machine.
#magichour is an exhibition by artists Simone Monsi, Frederique Pisuisse and Andrea Williamson in collaboration with Àngels Díaz Miralda Tena.