JOIN US LIVE ON DECEMBER 14, 2020 at 16:12:30 UTC
On December 14, 2020, a total solar eclipse will pass over southern Chile and Argentina.
Before COVID, some of us planned to physically be there. However, travel has been drastically reduced and video conferencing has since exploded; many of our projects have been canceled, postponed or turned into online events. In response, we decided to watch the Solar Eclipse together, globally, online.
Even though the Path of Totality will be directly visible only within a narrow band across Chile and Argentina, we wish to acknowledge this wondrous alignment of the earth, moon and sun.
Artists from around the globe will tune in simultaneously for 2’10”, the duration of the total eclipse from the Greatest Eclipse Point (the geographic spot with the longest period of totality); each will look towards the sun from their respective location on the globe (whether above or below the horizon). Join us as a virtual eclipse chaser!
The title for this event refers to the live satallite Fluxus broadcast Good Morning Mr. Orwell (linking New York, Paris, Germany, and South Korea) by Nam June Paik from 1984 and to John Cage’s seminal 4’33” from 1952. In the spirit of Cage’s 4’33”, participants will be silent, but ambient sounds from our locations will be transmitted and audible.
While 2020 has been a challenging year on earth, this rare alignment will proceed regardless.
- Flor de Fuego (Florencia Alonso), La Plata, Argentina
- Alvaro Azcarraga, Mexico City, Mexico
- Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos, Dark Sky Park, Netherlands
- Julianna Bach, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Miguel Bolt, Pucón, Chile - in the path of totality
- Minkyung Choi, Seoul, South Korea
- Chris Cobilis, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- Rebecca Cummins, Seattle, WA, USA
- Cocky Eek & Theun Karelse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Dakota Gearhardt, New York, New York, USA
- Joyce Hinterding & David Haines, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
- Xiaoxuan Amanda Jiang, Baotou (Inner Mongolia), China - antipode of the eclipse
- NASA: live stream of the Solar Eclipse
- Pantea, Tehran, Iran
- Eric Parren, Shanghai, China
- Natalie Penang, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Laurel Schultz, Holualoa, Hawaii, USA
- Vanja Smiljanic & Lukas Marxt, Koln, Germany