Borrowed Light is a large scale installation by Troika that transforms the Lightwell of the Barbican into a setting for an artificial infinite loop of sunset and sunrise.
A suspended 20m scroll of slowly moving photographic film immerses the space in a continually changing aura of coloured light. Creating rather than recording reality, it blurs the boundaries between experience and physical spheres, natural and man–made spaces.
The installation was formally inspired by moving panoramas and the potential these offered to blur the boundaries between experience and physical spheres, natural and manmade spaces.
5 June 2018 - May 2019.