A single-channel video installation, Clean Room Light Trap follows two individuals going about two different processes of technical construction: a figure on the left of screen builds telescope parts in the “clean room” at the headquarters of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. On the right of screen an entomologist constructs a “light trap” that attracts nocturnal insects for observation and study. The video contrasts these two construction efforts, both of which are focused on building tools to either capture light and repel particles (the telescope) or emit light and capture insects.

Clean Room Light Trap
DCP video
15 minutes

video excerpt

Clean Room Light Trap - short excerpt from Andy Graydon on Vimeo.