Solstice Play | Core 1 Studio

Core 1 Studio
Brandon Clifford, Jennifer Leung, and Hans Tursack
Fall 2018


Since ancient times, humans have celebrated the winter solstice. Many monuments around the world have woven in knowledge of solar system into their architecture. In a widely anticipated annual phenomenon, the stones at Stonehenge were aligned precisely to the movement of sun to frame the sunset during the solstice. This project extracts and experiments with this knowledge to create a dramatic light play once a year at the Emerald Necklace in Boston. The light performance is made up of three light sculptures along the ribbon of green space. On the 21st of December, spectators descend upon the park on this particular day to witness the three acts of light.