Sun Rave

Roy Samaha

The video installation explores childhood anecdotes heard around an apartment that until 1989, when a major solar storm erupted, had been inhabited by a strange couple. Some suspected them of being undercover agents, while others said they were just some new age sorcerers. The work addresses the relationship between layers of history, outstanding events in nature and the ancient cyphering of language; how the cycles of the Sun’s unpreditable release of energetic flares affect the magnetic fields of the earth and influence radio transmissions, communication and reason on a mass scale.