Timothy Scott Barker reviews “Eclipse” in Media Culture Journal

“A number of artists have begun questioning the separation between media and nature, particularly concerning the materiality of air, and using information to provide new points of contact between media and the atmosphere…. By compartmentalising the natural and cultural worlds, both the historiography that [Michel] Serres argues against and the wilderness photograph produces a concept of nature that is somehow outside, behind, or above human activities and the associated matter of noise. Eclipse, by altering photographs using real-time data, puts the still image into contact with the processes and informational outputs of nature. Air quality sensors detect pollution in the atmosphere and code these atmospheric processes into computer readable information. The photograph is no longer static but is now open to continual recreation and degeneration, dependent on the coded value of the atmosphere in a given location.”

–Timothy Scott Barker’s article about EclipseM/C Journal – Vol. 15, No. 3 (2012)