5 Gelatin Silver prints, each 15 x 18 inches. Edition of 5.

CHINATI FOUNDATION RESIDENCY

(Marfa, Texas, December 2005)

A "solar cartography" project

"Levin's exhibition at the Locker Plant focused on a kind of solar cartography. Two linked works explored ways of encapsulating the sun's progress across a contained space on a given day. Using three bullet holes in the Locker Plant's front windows as reference points, Levin used tautly suspended pieces of multicolored string to track the December daylight's procession through the room. The resulting sculpture acted as a free-floating sundial or three-dimensional photogram. In a related work on the Locker Plant's west wall, Levin displayed a series of photographs taken from a fixed point in Chinati's Arena building, charting the movement of sunlight through the space." (Quoted from the Chinati Foundation newsletter, vol 11)