Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Another Day, 2003


MATERIALS: Computer generated NTSC video signal, three identical monitors.

    This piece was modeled after arrival and departure displays from airports and train stations. It tracks the sunrise for 90 cities around the world. The chosen cities are evenly spaced along every fourth meridian. The display counts down to the next sunrise. When the sun rises on the top city on the list, the countdown pauses, then the top city disappears and the list is updated up. The arrival of new days is relentless.