John Gerrard's Solar Reserve Exhibit Mimics the Sun's Movement

By: Jana Pijak - Dec 9, 2014
References: johngerrard.net & fubiz.net
John Gerrard's "Solar Reserve" installation is a simulated sunlight exhibit that mimics the movements of the earth's sky, including its sun and stars.

This computer simulated art exhibit by John Gerrard is made up of 10,000 mirror fragments that reflect images of the sun and starlight. These mirrored fragments move and change their imagery depending on time of day and the position of the sun and stars in real time.

Marrying modern technology with images of nature, the "Solar Reserve" simulated sunlight installation is meant to be both interactive and educational. Moreover, the exhibit is visually striking, urging urban residents to stop and look at it as they pass by it on their way to and from work.