That Golden Stain of Time
Courtesy of Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Text by Barbara Isherwood and Lisa Baldissera
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts
9th - 30th November 2018
Dan Hudson invites us to stop for a moment and contemplate this daily phenomenon that we take for granted. The upcoming solo video show at Valletta Contemporary will highlight his interest in bringing together themes concerning human beings and their evolving relationship with the natural world.
Less than 15 kilometers from Valletta Contemporary is the Mnajdra temple complex, where over 4500 years ago some of Malta’s earliest inhabitants paid homage to the sun through the construction of a megalithic structure oriented so as to frame the summer and winter solstices. For our Neolithic ancestors, the daily and seasonal cycles governed by the earth’s movement around the sun ordered their lives – when to get up, when to go to sleep, when to plant, when to harvest. Marking through ritual the longest and shortest days of the year was perhaps their way of trying to assure that nature’s most powerful force would continue to provide its life-giving glow.
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