Aligned by the Sun

In a time of travel bans, persecution, climate change, and now a global pandemic, we are working on a project that brings hope into a collective experience. Our video-based project Aligned by the Sun, seeks to unify our fractured planet. We are collaborating with artists from each of the 195 UN countries, as well non UN member nations and territories in the world by asking them to capture a short video of the sun. Then we will take those clips to make large installations, video collages, and still image composites. 

The iterations we are currently editing are-

1. A 24 hour screenable version that follows the sun as the earth rotates.

2. A 7 channel installation video connecting all the captures of the sun by their horizon.

3. A set of stills aligning all the images by the sun.

4. A single channel feature length video for exhibition and screening.

Just Completed!

1. A 4 minute version produced with the support of Olafur Eliasson and his NGO Little Sun. Currently you can view this video on the Little Sun website HERE. This video is also on the NOWNESS website HERE. (A current list of participants and people who helped us connect to these artists are at the bottom of this page)

 

This work is intended to spark a dialogue about equality, location, migration, and the environment.

This collaborative and artwork is ongoing; artists whose home geographies are yet unrepresented in the project are invited to submit their own videos, which we will incorporate into the project on a rolling basis, with the expectation that the project will never really be complete. The un-finishability of Aligned by the Sun reflects the arbitrary and incomplete nature of borders. Across history, humans have drawn and redrawn lines on this earth. As borders have shifted, one truth has remained constant: we inhabit a single planet that is sustained by the light and warmth of the sun. Aligned by the Sun invites viewers to imagine a future charted by this fact.

Please email us at studio@ghostofadream.com if you represent a nation that is not yet represented in this project, and you would like to contribute a video of the sun at the end of the day to become part of Aligned by the Sun.

Pictured here is a map from our studio that we have been filling in as we receive videos. Of the UN nations we are still looking to connect with artists in Guinea, Kiribati, MarshallIslands, Maldives, Niger, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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CREDITS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN Little Sun, Aligned by the Sun

(credits for the upcoming versions will include more artists as submissions are coming on a roll in basis)

 

Tunisia- Marwa Manai

Seychelles- George Camille

Somalia- Fardosa Hussein

Portugal- Joana Vasconcelos

Tibet- Tashi Norbu

Bangladesh- Sadya Mizan

Israel- Gil Yefman

Palestine- Shuruq Harb

Bermuda- James Cooper

Niqnalchint Nation- Argent Kvasnikoff

Italy- Giada Crispiels

Tonga- Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Turkey- Hacer Kiroğlu

Cayman Islands- David Bridgeman

Cameroon- Roméo Temwa

Armenia- Grigor Muradyan (ARTLAYEREVAN Creative Group)

Saint Lucia- Llewellyn Xavier

Burundi- Jimmy Nzi

North Korea- Sun Mu 

Mauritius- Krishna Luchoomun

Malaysia- Yee I-Lann

Croatia- Slaven Tolj

Uruguay- Marco Maggi

Germany- Gereon Lepper

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines- Nadia Huggins

France- Christine Laquet

Jordan- Ala Younis

Lakota- Jonny Cournoyer

Mexico- Pedro Reyes

Kosovo- Alban Muja

Lebanon- Jana Khoury

Lithuania- Anastasia Sosunova

Lower Cayuga Nation- Alex Jacobs Blum

Mongolia- Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar

United Kingdom- John Plowman

Northern Ireland- Leeann Toland

Sri Lanka- Rupaneethan Pakkiyarajah

Wixárica- Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar

Estonia- Helena Keskküla

Chad- Salma Khalil

Bahamas- Antonius Roberts

Saudi Arabia- Ahmed Mater

South Pole- Josiah Horneman

Pine Ridge- Dustin Twiss

Senegal- Selly Raby Kane

Navajo- Rapheal Begay

Guinea-Bissau- Mila Silva

New Zealand- Victor Webster

Slovenia- Saso Sedlacek

Algeria- Massinissa Selmani

Bhutan- Zimbiri

Iran- Shahrzad Darafsheh

Kyrgyzstan- Kuba Myrzabekov

Liechtenstein- Hanna Roeckle

Uyghur- Mukaddas Mijit

Eswatini- Dane Armstrong

Gabon- Owanto

Andorra- Samantha Bosque

Egypt- Sarah Maher

Wales- Olwen Mosely

Montenegro- Jelena Tomasevic

Moldova- Ghenadie Popescu

Somaliland- Mustafa Saeed

Venezuela- Angela Bonadies

Eritrea- Dawit Petro

Central African Republic- Hervé Ndoma

Hungary- Agnes Eva Molnar

Suriname- Remy Jungerman

Paraguay- Claudia Casarino

Uganda- Twino Mujunivan

Ghana- Nana Frimpong

Mozambique- Mário Macilau

Serbia- Lidija Delic

Switzerland- Basim Magdy

Taiwan- Yo-Yo Lin

Morocco- Ramia Beladel

Ecuador- Teo Monsalve

Qatar- Ameena Al-boinin

Norway- Stian Adlandsvik

Afghanistan- Aziz Hazara

Vietnam- Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú

Singapore- Lai Yu Tong

Pakistan- Mohsin Shaf

Myanmar- Zoncy Heavenly

Cuba- Niels Reyes

Azerbaijan- HYPNOTICA

Greece- Eozan Agopian

Mauritania- Amy Sow

Kuwait- Aseel AlYaqoub

Unangan- Kanesia McGlashen-Price

Ukraine- Olena Klochko

Finland- Olli Piippo

Cyprus- Klitsa Antoniou

Colombia- Carlos Alfonso

Luxembourg- Feipel & Jean Bechameil

Philippines- Lee Paje

United Arab Emirates- Hassana Arif

China- Liu Bolin

Georgia- Gvantsa Jishkariani

Greenland- Inuuteq Storch

Russia- Victoria Lomasko

Nigeria- Modupeola Fadugba

Bulgaria- Maria Nalbantova

Tajikistan- Murod Sharifov

Togo-Talle Bamazi

South Africa- Jozua Gerrard

Burkina Faso- Motandi Ouoba, Operndorf Afrika

Lesotho- Limpho Thoahlane

Yemen- Afraa Ahmed

Slovakia- Stefan Papco and Lucia Stranaiova

Jamaica- Camille Chedda

Japan- Tadashi Koizumi

Belarus- Alexandra Karnazhytskaya

Sweden- Michael Johansson

Belgium- Alexanda Mien

Trinidad and Tobago- Caroline Mair

Spain- Helí García

Crimea- Masha Gvozdov

Iraq- Walid Siti

Ethiopia- Naod Lemma

Madagascar- Judith Olivia Manantenasoa

Argentina- Melina Berkenwald

South Korea- Suyon Huh

Brazil- Assume Vivid Astro Focus

Democratic Republic of the Congo- Nelson Makengo

Nepal- Bikash Shrestha

Sudan- Assil Diab

Kenya- Agnes Waruguru

Canada- Patrick Bernatchez

Honduras- Léster Rodríguez

Solomon Islands- Jackson Diosi

Scotland- Katie Paterson

Mali- Moussa Traore

Latvia- Kristine Krauze Slucka

Netherlands- Sanne Vassen

Laos- Tcheu Siong

Papua New Guinea- Eunice Kehana, Indigenous Health Solutions

Malawi- Nikiwe Mtema

Turkmenistan- Olga Sophiyeva

Saint Kitts and Nevis- Rosey Cameron Smith

Tanzania- Jesse Gerrard

Brunei- Ira Ali

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Mladen Mijanovic

Kazakhstan- Suinbike Suleimenova

Cabo Verde- Hélder Paz Monteiro

Panama- Tomás Cortés

Austria- Nicola Ginzel

Sierra Leone- Hawa Bangura

Haiti- Edouard Duval

Thailand- Alexa Pham

Romania- Alina-Ondine Slimovschi

Grenada- Oliver Benoit

Libya- Shefa Salem

Maori- Mokonui-a-rangi Smith

Oman- Hassan Meer

Liberia- Lina Iris Viktor

Fiji- Anne Saphore

Barbados- Katherine Kennedy

Bahrain- Rashid Al Khalifa

Zambia- Zenzele Chulu

South Sudan- Deng Majid Chol

Indonesia- Kristen Dietrich

India- Lakshmi Nivas

Micronesia- Emelihter Kihleng

Poland- Berenika Kowalska

Gullah- Michael Smalls

Benin- Takoumi and Cortex Asquith S.

Martinique- David Gumbs

Aboriginal Bundjalung- Amrita Hepi

Bolivia- Ivan Caceres

San Marino- Valerio Conti

Six Nations- Daniel James Hill

Namibia- Fillipus Sheehama

Azores- João Amado

Denmark- Ditte Ejlerskov

Australia- Kirsha Kaechele

Sao Tome and Principe- Kwame Souza

El Salvador- Simon Vega

Costa Rica- Andres Carranza

Nauru- Timex Dabwido

Palau- Jun Hirata

Peru- Ximena Garrido-Lecca

Iceland- Olafur Eliasson

Ireland- Michelle Rogers

Antigua and Barbuda- Gilly Gobinet

Dominica- Rakeem Lecointe

Djibouti- Camille Massida

North Macedonia- Saso Stanojkovik

Monaco- Audrey Jimenez 

Chile- Maria Burr

Rwanda- Serrah Galos

Dominican Republic- Eliazar Ortiz

Czechia- Tomáš Rauchfuss, RAFA,Tomujel

Vatican City (Holy See)- Gabriella Clare Marino

Malta- Vince Briffa

Zimbabwe- Neville Starling

Belize- Briheda Haylock

Guyana- Kwesi Abbensetts and Imran Khan

Nicaragua- Milena Garcia

Uzbekistan- Saodat Ismailova

Syria- Mohammad Zaza

Cayman Islands- David Bridgeman

Angola- Brecht Kanjanja

United States of America- Ghost of a Dream

Timor-Leste- Aldo Lucas Sarmento

Iroquois- G. Peter Jemison

Republic of the Congo- Paul Alden

Samoa- Hime Maria Tadashi

Comoros- Amane Said Ali Nomane

Equatorial Guinea- Berry Oná

Albania- Driant Zeneli

Cambodia- Tith Kanitha

Botswana- Hannu Sorto

Gambia- Oummu Leisa Jallow

 

 

We feel so much gratitude towards the artists that 

went out of their way to document the sun for this project.

 

A huge thank you to the following people 

who have supported, guided, and connected us 

to incredible artists around the globe.

 

Alun Williams (Triangle Arts Association)

Fedja Klikovac (Handel Street Projects)

Olafur Eliasson (Little Sun)

Alex McClure (Little Sun)

Clay Tarica (Little Sun)

Bri Wu (Little Sun)

Romain Degoul (Galerie Paris Beijing) 

Maureen Sullivan (Red Art Projects)

Bird Runningwater (Sundance Institute)

Corina Apostol (Tallinn Art Hall)

Shervone Neckles-Ortiz (Joan Mitchell Foundation)

Lisa Tung (MAAM Museum)

Amanda Coulson (National Art Gallery of the Bahamas)

Natasha Logan (CREATIVE TIME)

Naz CUGUOĞLU (Blum and Poe

Erin Gleeson (Independent Curator)

Sable Samuel (The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative)

Daniel Schwartz (Dynamica)

Rakeb Sile (Addis Fine Art)

Kathleen Gilrain (Smack Mellon)

Gabriel de Guzman (Wave Hill)

Elizabeth Ferrer (BRIC)

Michael Johansson (Artist)

Brigitta Varadi (Artist)

Lisa Howie (Little Black Pony Gallery)

Azra Tuzunoglu  (PILOT Gallery)

Gantuya Badamgarav (Art Space 976)

Caroline Alvarez Mathies (Dallas Contemporary)

Tara Foley (Artist)

Sheetal Prajapati (Lohar Projects)

Duke Riley (Artist)

Esperanza Mayobre (Artist)

Ranto Miarivolona (Hakanto Contemporary)

Teesa Bahana (Ugandan Artist Trust)

Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszak (Hungarian National Museum)

Sakhile Matlhare and Daniel Hagemeier (Sakhile&Me)

Matthew McCardwell (Perrotin)

Luba Michailova and Mykhailo Glubokyi (IZOLYATSIA foundation)

Aleta Armstrong (Yebo Art Gallery)

Tiffany Smith (Artist)

Cacau Cultural Center

Johannah Herr (Artist)

Andrew Thomas (Michael Lett Gallery)

Michael Scoggins (Artist)

Danda Jaroljmek (Circle Art Agency)

Lisa Kim (Ford Foundation)

 

and many others… we are very sorry for anyone we did not yet list here