Sun Clock, 2012

High Desert Test Sites

Andy’s Gamma Gulch, Joshua Tree, CA
Materials: Concrete, rebar, stone

An analemmatic sundial, or human sundial, is a sundial by which the shadow of a participating individual standing at a certain position within the sundial (acting as the “gnomon”), casts an accurate reading of the time of day. Cetera’s human sundial encourages the viewer to regain a visceral experience with time. By eschewing contemporary technology in her practice and relying solely on audience participation and planetary placement for this piece, Cetera hopes to magnify a sense of real physical time and place that is often absent in our everyday lives - reminding us of our bodies and the earth, and heightening the awareness of this detachment that technology can create.