Sunlight entering the Bronx Museum on my 50th Birthday (2030)

Sunlight entering the Bronx Museum on my 50th Birthday (2030)
Site-specific video installation.
Computer-generated simulation: Single-channel HD video (color, silent)
Duration: 2:40 min.
Installation views at the Bronx Museum on March 12, 2015.

This computer-generated simulation shows accurately how the sunlight will enter the Bronx Museum on March 12, 2030, the day of the artist’s 50th birthday. To develop this piece, Raul Valverde created a detailed virtual replica of the institution and used 3D software to calculate the interaction between sun and architecture.

The work was installed as a large-scale projection inside the Bronx Museum, letting the viewer experience a current space in a future tense.

Project supported by Maxwell Render, Next Limit, Render Pro, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Arquitectonica and the School of Visual Arts.