Six channel video projection onto 6 satellite dishes, 3 steel tripod stands. Each dish 309 cm. 5 min.loop
"World Without Sun" is titled after Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle's underwater documentary of the first sea colony; a bubble or "flying saucer" manned by oceanauts. Filmed in 1964 this breathtaking glimpse of a world beneath resides within the imaginary of another era. In Davis' rendition the underwater world collides with its exterior-- propeller planes, environmental protest and views of the solar system -- as the work grapples with the radical interdependencies of life on this planet. Drawing from 19th C. biologist Jakob von Uexküll's concept of umwelt, or the perceptual world in which an organism exists and acts as a subject, "World Without Sun" considers our perceptual world (fuelled by human cycles of production and consumption) as that of communication.