Christian Sampson, Vita in Motu, 2019


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Christian Sampson Vita in Motu, Circle #12, limited edition 500. dichroic film, acrylic and glass.

Los-Angeles based artist, Christian Sampson's site-specific installation conscripts the architecture of the Sarasota Art Museum building, and the solar system, as collaborators to create an ever-changing, dazzling color and light show that reminds us of our place in the universe. In the simplest sense, Vita in Motu is a sundial, marking the passage of time by the movement of the earth around the sun.

About the Artist: 
Christian Sampson (b. 1974) works with both tangible and intangible materials–Plexiglas, polymers, wood, dyes, light, reflection and shadow–to experiment with space and perception. His works are often site-specific, uniquely responding to architectural space. The ephemeral and ever-changing nature of these colored light projections aligns closely with early cinematic animation and filmmaking experiments.

Sampson holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art + Design and an MFA from Hunter College. His work has been exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in an exhibition titled Cosa Mental: Art and Telepathy, curated by Pascal Rousseau.