The Shining Matter

Szu-Yi Wang


Nowadays, urban life is usually defined and measured by numbers on clocks and calendars. In the myth of calculation, we lose our instinctual sense of time. As the movement of the Sun indicates the rolling of time, can we recall our awareness of time through this shining sphere?

Derived from the astronomical observation of the seasonal-changing Sun path, The Shining Matter focuses on connecting individual daily practice with nature. The project combines patterns and colors as a sculpture, that reflects the yearly time path with the projection of the Sun. The project invites one to use it – shaping the paper sculpture by one’s hands – as an initiative process to inform. It aims to turn the sun drawing into a dialogue between the human the Sun, time and matter.

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