Spencer Finch: A Certain Slant of Light (detail) at the Morgan Library in NYC.
The work consists of 365 squares of film on glass.

Their varying tints will be grouped to evoke the four seasons, and, throughout, a few of the squares will be red. These signify red-letter days on which important secular figures were born, among them Emily Dickinson, Galileo and Joseph Wright of Derby. All of this is much less impressionistic than it sounds: The placement of the red squares has been calculated so that each will catch the sun precisely at noon on the day they indicate. Thus, each highlights a specific event, while together they trace the sun’s annual trajectory. (Roberta Smith, The New York Times)


Honestly I think I will always love stuff like this because of that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Spencer Finch: A Certain Slant of Light (detail) at the Morgan Library in NYC.

The work consists of 365 squares of film on glass.

Their varying tints will be grouped to evoke the four seasons, and, throughout, a few of the squares will be red. These signify red-letter days on which important secular figures were born, among them Emily Dickinson, Galileo and Joseph Wright of Derby. All of this is much less impressionistic than it sounds: The placement of the red squares has been calculated so that each will catch the sun precisely at noon on the day they indicate. Thus, each highlights a specific event, while together they trace the sun’s annual trajectory. (Roberta Smith, The New York Times)

Honestly I think I will always love stuff like this because of that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.