Under The Same Sun

Under the Same Sun examines the tangled web between the sun, its material reality, and the energy, images, and forms that it produces. This multimedia installation features a greenhouse of native plants submerged in an underground cavernous room. Projected live-feed footage of the above ground landscape bathes the greenhouse with light, allowing the plants to photosynthesize and grow. The video projection and installation as a whole is powered by solar panels, which also serve as the roof to the sunken room. Taking the shape of a large puddle of water, the solar cells sit flush with the desert ground, mirage-like in appearance, and hinting at the lush sanctuary below.