The word equinox derives from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).
The equinox happens twice a year and the period of daytime and night are equal.
The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator is perpendicular to the Equator.
As a result, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are illuminated equally.
The Sun rises exactly in the East and sets in the West.
The cycle is even out during the Equinox.
In February 1851, Leon Foucault demonstrated the rotation of the Earth with a pendulum. He suspended a 28 kg brass-coated lead bob with a 67 meter long wire from the dome of the Panthéon, Paris. No-one else had ever demostrated before.
This project was made in the beginning of Spring Equinox, at 20th of March, 2014.
The artwork was a Foucault's Pendulum.
It was hanging of celing of Mellanrummet, KKH.
Height: 13 meters
On the floor, there were two square meter frame.
One covered with irovy black and the other with white plaster.
The pendulum made drawings on frames.
Black in the night.
White in the day.
Each one was placed 12 hours like day and night equinox duration.
Hanno Essén, Department of Mechanics Professor of Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, supervised the design and building of Foucault's Pendelum.
It was a 7,23 kg golden iron and lead ball
with a 1 mm galvanized steel wire.
The ball had a pointer in the bottom
to make drawings on the frames.
“Teach your children
what we have taught our children
that the earth is our mother".
20th of March 2014 at 17:32 GMT was the Spring Equinox.
A phenomena occurs between the shortest and the longest day of the year.
A turning point happens in the midst of extremely dark winter and extremely bright summer.
Eternal cyclic movement. A journey where days are longer than nights and vice versa. But during the Equinox, day and night are equal.
It’s the proof of Earth’s motion around the Sun.
The cycle is even during the Equinox.
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The Earth is moving.
The Cycle of Life continues.
The Earth is alive.
Feeling the Earth’s motion is to be connected with it.
We ourselves are travelling across the universe at an incredible speed standing on this tiny and beautiful planet. Our home. Our mother.
I’ve created a hierophantic space as a symbol of eternity, of first and last, and midst, and without end.
A space where the Earth’s motion is showed. As our ancestors did, creating spaces to respect, to celebrate and to exalt the Earth’s Cycle. We must reclaim our primitive sense of gaining awareness of our planet.
To join with our past and get ready for the future. Feeling that the Earth is like a sacred truth.
Only one day, during the Equinox phenomena, to be cognizant of where we stand on, who we are and when we live.
Winter has ended. Summer starts again.
And we will go on Earth’s eternal cycle.