The Sun (2019/2020)

Solar panels power a projection of the sun.

A material alliance between NASA and a local solar panel provider. The sun draws itself.

NASA heliophysics and PortableElectric forged the first exhibition at CSA Space, Vancouver (unceded territories of the x?m??k??y??m / Musqueam, S?wx?wú7mesh / Squamish, and s?l?ilw?ta?? / Tsleil-Waututh peoples), curated by Chris Bradshaw, 2019

The second iteration was made between NASA heliophysics and Solara GmbH at “Part of the Problem”, Silent Green, curated by Forum Expanded curatorial team, Berlinale 2020, Berlin.

photo: DeeDee Lee
The Sun by Kika Thorne at CSA: photo: DeeDee Lee

Kika Thorne, NASA, Solara GmbH
The Sun at Berlinale 2020: Kika Thorne, NASA, Solara GmbH

Solara GmbH. Photo: Richard Gersh
The Sun by Kika Thorne, NASA and: Solara GmbH. Photo: Richard Gersh

 with NASA and PortableElectric
The Sun by Kika Thorne at CSA,: with NASA and PortableElectric