Commissioned by Laura F. Gibellini.
El Museo De Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY
Single Channel Video. 2.18 Minutes. 2015.
Conceptualized and Produced by Simone Couto
Sound Design by Brian Mountford
Edited by Marianna Olinger and Brian Mountford
Solar Therapy juxtaposes the worlds of mind and matter. When light and freedom are lacking in everyday life, they can still be found in the world of imagination. Solar Therapy is a video created for the exhibition “Notes on a Working Space,” by Laura F. Gibellini. The artist says that her exhibition was conceived “as a drawing-based project and as a think tank in which to explore the specific components of my artistic practice in relation to the built environment.”
Once the right to light exists the owner of the right is entitled to "Sufficient light According to the ordinary notions of mankind":
Colls v. Home & Colonial Stores LTD (1904).
In the sixth century
The Romans recognized the human right to light
And the English protected it by law
When it crosses the glass
Captures its rays
Preserve the memory, the geometries
Of my loved ones
Occupies all cracks to the extent that
This present body dilates
Today the sun came between 12:30 and 1pm
Torn and brief
Between concrete and clouds
I waited and waited for you
For three days