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Brilliant Noise

November 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

Semiconductor United Kingdom/United States, 2006, 5:57 min. 

As the video collaborative Semiconductor, English artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt have collected satellite images of the sun from hundreds of thousands of computer files, then reorganized them to create time-lapse sequences. The raw formatted images reveal the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. The soundtrack highlights hidden forces at play upon the solar surface.