In this performance/video/game I wrote a program and built custom hardware that let me mix the sunset live. I then projected with a video projector, from my computer onto a garage in a field behind my studio. As the sun set behind the building I attempted to match the color of the sunset with the projector. I did this for several days (you only get one attempt per evening of course). Each time I would go back to the studio and fined tuned the software, and each time my skills got a little better.
On my last attempt I videotaped the session, mixing for both a live audience and the camera. The result is a 35 minute video that takes us from a point when there is too much ambient light for the illusion to really work, to almost complete darkness.
Chris Ashley wrote a nice article about my work for NYFA which featured this piece.
Thanks to Jaime Cortez for the camera work. This video is a short compilation of scenes from the complete 35 minute piece.