Sundial is a site-specific installation realized for Supergau Festival 2023 exploring the relationship between the human body and landscape. Precisely oriented in the space of Lungau’s landscape, it works as an astronomical naked-eye device, observing the sun's circadian cycles and the heliotropism of flowers. It is a precarious architecture investigating the themes of ephemerality, matter, time and uncertainty.
The composition is based on centric figures, recurrent shapes developed from the centre and two main axes (north-south, east-west). Geometry is the key to understanding the circadian rhythm through light and shadows and relating it to time. In this way, an ephemeral structure becomes a naked-eye observatory.
Sundial is a gesture in the landscape that works as a natural device, including the phenological observation of heliotropic characteristics of vegetal species. Different species of heliotropic flowers in bloom create a vegetal clock. Slowly tracking the sun’s path across the sky, these flowers are believed to use heliotropism to improve pollination, fertilisation, and seed development.