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Untitled

1999

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK

Projected light onto slope


Identity in place? (monograph), Cristina Crossingham


“‘Screen’ was a four day international event at Bruce Allan’s studio in Gloucestershire during July 1999. When darkness fell in the deep valley, Aoyagi projected a motionless circle of light onto a sloping grass bank. ‘Untitled’ 1999 was a  technically challenging piece with a deceptively simple outcome. Since a circle of light projected onto a slope will appear as an ellipse, a mask was made to redress the distortion, so that a perfect circle fell to the ground. People wandered in and out and around the circle, they sat inside and they looked from a distance, it became a place for sharing and interaction. Under a bright moon hanging in the true darkness of the rural night sky, this was a thing of wonderment.”