juliane foronda
trying to tickle the sun, 2018
video, 04:41

This is a video of my hand that is hovering over the camera lens that is pointed up towards the sun, and my fingers are slowly moving in front of it, both shielding and exposing the rays to the lens.

trying to tickle the sun attempts to touch something that touches us, and deals with the desire to attain something that seems impossible. Our reliance for the sun is not reciprocal; the sun is for everyone; we are not unique to it. But we all share it.

This is an attempt to reach, to understand, to see, to be blinded, to (un)learn, to try, to fail, and to try again – to build bridges instead of walls – and allow ourselves fall into the warmth entirely.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Surnadal Billag A/S Residency, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support on this project.