virtual sunset by tobias klein
virtual sunset by tobias klein virtual sunset by tobias klein
feb 04, 2013

virtual sunset by tobias klein

‘virtual sunset’ by tobias kleinimage courtesy industry gallery



from the 9th of february, 2013, until the 20th of march, 2013 – the day of global equinox – the industry gallery, washington DC will exhibit the latest work of studio tobias klein. ‘virtual sunset‘ is a worldwide connected live installation, examining the transient concept of the sunset as a perpetual continuous global event and its equivalent in our ever expanding networked environment. set between our digital reality and the actual geographic location of the gallery, the work is the first crowd-sourced choreographed global sunset.


by participation and uploading snapshots of a sublime sunset – the crowdsourced and mixed qualities of all our digital memories of past, photographed and life uploaded sunsets define the intensity and quality, the level of synchronisation between actual and virtual sunset. these moments are then projected in real-time onto silicone translucent tubing to create a three-dimensional artwork that captures the transient but sublime nature of a sunset – turning what can often be a private, secluded moment into a collective, tangible experience.


for 40 days and nights the installation projects globally collected and shared photos of all our private sunsets and correlating the virtual time with the actual daily rising of the sunset over washington. through modulation and precise timing, the work achieves the creation of artificial time zones – synchronized web-realities with the daily returning phenomena of the sunset.



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



image courtesy industry gallery



Virtual Sunset from Studio Tobias Klein on Vimeo.

  • Cool. I love recreating nature with technology.

    justin says:

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