A window into the influence of the natural world on our urban experience through light and our perception of time.
The installation, In Passing by SAC Resident Artist Christian Little, thematically explores time and our collective perception of the natural environment as ‘other’ in the urban landscape through a site-specific investigation of Salamanca. Utilising photographic imagery based within a systematic process of recording spaces throughout Salamanca repeatedly across months, documenting the natural change of weather, bloom, and decay.
Born from time in studio observing light cascade through the window from the courtyard outside. This installation draws attention to those unintentional moments spent in passing, encouraging an awareness of the ambient presence of the environment in our lives. Constructed using translucent acrylic sheets and paper, the materials and composition echo the original window experience of the artist. This collaboration with natural light changes the viewer’s perception of the installation throughout time of day and climate. Whilst the ephemeral quality of the semi-translucent photographs benefits from multiple viewings from different perspectives and an acute observation of nature’s aesthetic influence. Ultimately, ‘In Passing’ encourages a more intentional relationship with the surrounding processes of nature in the urban environment.