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Edge Of See: Twilight Engines
Site-specific light sculptures and exhibit at Marin Headlands
Part of an ambitious global project by artist Vishal K. Dar, Edge of See: Twilight Engines uses site-specific light sculptures viewed through an augmented reality app to push our senses of vision, scale, motion, and time.
Dar brings his primary question—what is the edge of sight?—to the landscape of the Marin Headlands, using technology to overlay former artillery batteries with abstract light sculptures, or “engines,” that spin, turn, and tumble in response to the environment.
In addition, in Project Space at Headlands, Dar has installed wooden architectural models of the batteries, also activated through the augmented reality app, as well as maps, sketches, and video work.
Site-specific augmented reality light sculptures
Beginning January 20, 2019
- Viewable at Batteries Mendell, Wallace, and Smith-Guthrie in the Marin Headlands
- Free and open to the public; visit the Golden Gate National Recreation Area website for park hours
- iOS smartphone or tablet required to view sculptures—see event website for details
Project Space installation
January 20–March 3
Sunday–Thursday, 12:00–5:00 pm
Free and open to the public
This site-specific work was commissioned by Headlands Center for the Arts and was germinated when Dar was an Artist in Residence here in 2017. The first installation of Edge of See launched in November 2018 in Lulea, Sweden; upcoming installations are planned for Delft Island, Sri Lanka; Okinawa, Japan; and the Diomede Islands, situated in the Bering Strait between Russia and the United States. The app was created with Bay Area–based technology partner Okaynokay (Gabriel Dunne and Ryan Alexander).
[Pictured: Vishal K. Dar, Twilight Engines (sketch/detail), 2018; © Vishal K. Dar]
944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
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