Kika Thorne

The Sun
Canada 2019

silent green Betonhalle
20.02.–01.03. 11:00–21:00, except 27.02. 11:00–17:00
03.–22.03. Tue-Sun 14:00–19:00

Single-channel video installation, solar panels, 4 min. Silent.

Solar panels power a projection of the sun.

The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Kika Thorne was born in 1964 in Toronto, Canada, where she currently lives. Her practice oscillates from action to abstraction using sculpture, installation, printmaking, moving image, and social practice. Installations extend her interest in geometry, the visible spectrum, and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions regarding chemical composition and political ramifications. Thorne’s work has been screened globally and exhibited locally. At Forum Expanded 2011, she collaborated with Prinzessinnengärten and b_books to create a bar IST a garden IST a café IST a reading room.

Production Kika Thorne. Production company Kika Thorne (Toronto, Canada). Director Kika Thorne.

Films

1999: Work (11 min.). 1997: Kathy Acker in School (8 min.), Mattress City (with Adrian Blackwell, 8 min.). 1996: October 25th and 26th, 1996 (8 min.). 2019: The Sun.

Photo: © Kika Thorne