Set Together is a globally collaborative project that asked participants to share in witnessing and documenting the setting sun on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and shortest day in the southern hemisphere - Saturday June 21st, 2014.
Set Together explores the interplay between simultaneity and displacement by attempting to render collectively lived experiences into one compounded time and space. Through the simple gesture of watching a sun set, the project intuitively explores our intensifying need for connection in a globalized, yet fractured society.
Co-ordinated with The International Society for the Study of Time's conference this year at the Beijing Normal University, collected video and photographic footage will live in an online testament of action at www.set-together.com.
Emily DiCarlo is a Toronto-based visual artist, curator and communications specialist working predominantly in sculpture, video, and performative-based projects. She has exhibited her work both locally and abroad including, but not limited to: The Noise Project at 99 Gallery (Toronto), The Orthodox Academy of Crete (Greece), NXNE Music Festival (Toronto), L’Oeil de Poisson (Quebec City), and The Hungarian Museum of Travel and Tourism, Budapest, (Hungary). She has presented her theories and criticisms as part of the 14th Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time (Monte Verde, Costa Rica) and International Artist-in-Residency Summer Program organized by the Hungarian Multicultural Centre (Budapest, Hungary). Her writing has been published in 1W3KND: On Social Practice and Collaboration, 48 Hours at a Time (Broken City Lab) and artist book Hydra Era (L’Œil de Poisson).