Rafaël Rozendaal, Almost There at Sunset | Sunrise/Sunset

May 1, 2015

Sunrise/Sunset is a series of Internet art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for whitney.org to mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project accompanies a transition of the website’s background color from white (day) to black (night) and vice versa. In "Almost There" Rozendaal uses black and white circular shapes—vaguely suggestive of the sun or full moon—to “eclipse” the Whitney's website. With "Almost There" Rozendaal's strives to capture the states between sleep and waking up—the moment when one stops thinking and starts dreaming (or the other way around).