2015, Interface Gallery
Drawn from research into the relationship between labor and artificial light, After Hour was a full gallery installation created to echo the experience of a closed lamp shop, perpetually after hours. Always full of objects, and always dim, After Hour was an atmosphere of the end of the day all the time. Accompanying the installation was a site-specific sound created with musician Laura Steenberge by using glass lamps as instruments, set to mark a rhythm and then crescendo in intervals to mark the passing of a work-day clock.
The exhibition builds on an interest in the equalizing power of the dark, the historic role that the development of artificial light has played in self-organizing, and the ongoing and roving delineation of work time and personal time.
Hour After Reader
Carrie Hott: Conceptual Practice with the Night by Leora Lutz
Interface Gallery//After-Hour: Carrie Hott by Curiously Direct
After-Hour, Carrie Hott at Interface Gallery, Oakland in SFAQ
Scroll right for images that show the exhibition in daylight and night; or click any image for slideshow. Video of installation below.