"2,906 Miles or 3 Hours" is a large-scale projection of a California sunset. It questions the act of looking as a matter of faith and belief, for here the sun has already set and yet appears in the night sky to be doing so again. In this sense the sun is forced to set simultaneously on both coasts. We become, like Kepler-16b, a planet with two suns. It is intended as a grand, romantic gesture to two sides of the country but also as a sheer momentous experience to take control of something so routine and yet powerfully moving. The sunset is still something we turn to, photograph, watch and wait out.
Magali Duzant is an artist working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores the search for transcendence and the language of the unknown via personal experiences made collective. She has exhibited internationally, most recently in the video exhibition "Re:Cinema" at Australia's Sydney College of Art and Beijing Design Week. Other recent shows include "Emergent Systems" at Harbor in Brooklyn, New York and "MFA/NOW" at the Siskind Gallery at the Visual Studies Workshop. She was an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California from 2011-2012.