Sundial drawings

Project: Sundial drawings
Artistic research work from the PhD The Animate Drawing
Exhibited at: Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin
December 2019

There is a mythical connection between sunbeams hitting the earth in parallel projection and the origin of architectural drawing (cf. Robin Evans, Translations from Drawing to Building).

This drawing series contemplates that connection, and how space is measured in drawing in relation to time and the sun that moves across the sky.

The animation shows a field of sundials in plan view, where triangular sundials are distributed as a calendar spanning from January (South) to December (North), and from 6 pm (East) to 6 am (West). Each sundial has an elliptical hole, and when the sunbeams hit the dial, a full circle of light becomes visible exactly every full hour.

Exhibition view, colour print 90 x 200 cm