Exhibit info: BREATHING- LIGHT | January 19 - March 10, 2024

                  Oregon Center for Contemporary Art | Portland, OR

Review: "Soak up the sun: Georgie Friedman," Oregon ArtsWatch, Feb 6, 2024


BREATHING– LIGHT, installation documentation, 2:13 min, 2024 | YouTube | Vimeo

BREATHING– LIGHT is an experiential video and sound installation that ponders the enormity of the intangible: elements too small to see – too large to touch. 

The complex movements within the Sun’s corona are visible as they rotate across three large, curved forms. Based upon how visitors navigate between the forms or position themselves in the space, the sculptural environment visually connects or separates. The shrinking and slicing of the Sun’s surface creates a scale shift. Either the Sun has shrunk to thirty-two feet wide,* or we’ve become approximately 20 Earths – 836,985,600 ft – tall. Simultaneously, volcanic smoke and formerly-tiny dust particles, encircle the space creating a connective atmosphere.

The elements of the Sun, on the Earth, and in our veins, can at times feel disparate, but when considered together, they are the tiny and immense things that connect us all. 

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all images, video and other content © georgie friedman

  1. Soundscape: created in collaboration with Radio Sloan.

  2. Sun still imagery: courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE & HMI science teams

  3. All other video, sculptural, and technical elements are by Georgie Friedman.

Documentation: Georgie Friedman and Mario Gallucci