From within Nancy Holt's 'Sun Tunnels' (bullet tracks) #1, Utah

Wayne Barrar, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Utah in 2001.
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About the Work
"Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1976) is made of four concrete tunnels arranged in a cross formation in order to frame and trace the sun during the summer & winter solstice. A camera is a hand-held sun tunnel of sorts, an observatory, whose operation requires a sensitivity to time, space and light. With this in mind, I find this work by Barrar to be conceptually compelling."
- Taarati Taiaroa, for 'My Choice' April 2022
Frame 436 x 621mm
Image 406 x 591mm
silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph from the series "Accumulating Histories". Landscape scene of desert and mountains as viewed through a circular pipe. The pipe has small circular holes punctured through the pipe walls.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2003.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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