Standstill

16 invitations were laid on a table at the Distance Festival in Stoke Newington International Airport. Each letter commited to one of  the 16 hours of sunlight during longest day of the year, the summer solstice.

16 x1″ 1 minute films were produced by members of the public in London on a Sunday and received and edited together by midnight on the same date. The next day, in Rio,  at 17:17 pm (BR) a performance of lights took place on the roof of a home in Alto Sao Conrado community.

A looking glass composed of a triagular shape of facing mirrors defracted the films as they brushed over the circular canvas where the 14 minutes of sun-light captured in the UK were seen to be transported into a backdrop of twilight as sunset closed the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.

20th and 21st of June 2010

This was was possible thanks to Lottie Leedham and Neil Callaghan for their support in London and Maiza Almeida, Moana Mayall, Sirkuu Maenpaa and Tee Cardarci for their participation in editing, sourcing and building.
And the distance festival public whose films were sent from the UK:
Laura Bradshaw, Rachel Jacobs, Willian Villalobos Fernandez, Catherine McKenna, Lucy Moore, George Morris, Elisabeth Morris, Ink & Ale, Wason Murray, Greg McLaren and Simone Kenyon.