The Los Angeles County Museum of Art would debut “Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014” in the middle of a record-shattering heat wave. John Gerrard’s installation is a digital simulation of a solar thermal power plant in the Nevada desert – a twenty-four-foot-tall wall of tiny LEDs. He used gaming technology to create a virtual world that mimics the positions of the sun, in real time, over the Solar Reserve site during the course of a year – an aerial view of...
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