Cartography of Night
2020, 10min, 2K/FHD, single channel video,
b&w, 1:1 / 1:1.85
When the sun sets on Earth, the rovers on Mars awake and move according to their planned routes. They ascertain their own locations through photographs. Cartography of Night I is a map-film constructed from photographs of the Mars surface taken by these rovers. Each image and set of coordinates corresponds to an actual location on Mars, and feels out the world of the night. The first map consists of data photographed through a Camera by Curiosity, which still lives on Mars. The second map consists of data taken through a camera by Opportunity and Spirit, both of which are currently ‘dead’ and no longer in action. This film, which will continue to proliferate, comprises nights with and without documentation. These two form a kind of spectrum, so that on nights with movement, images are constantly generated. On nights without movement, nothing is recorded. I generate a specific duration of darkness to match the number of nights without documentation. A moving-image-map that the Mars rovers produce bit by bit through the feelers they put out into the
dark.




Still from Cartography of Night I       




Still from Cartography of Night I      




Still from Cartography of Night I      




                    
 
                    Installation view @ Space Onsu, Minha Park’s solos exhibition “Cartography of Night” 2020

                    
              
                    Installation view

                    

                    Installation view
  



             

Poster design by Moonsick Kang



Cartography of Night
Minha Park Solo Exhibition production credit

Directed and Edited by Minha Park
Camera Dongsuk Yu
Lighting Taeho Kim 
Cast Sukjung Kim / Eungyo Son / Seahyun Lee
Choreographer Sukjung Kim / Eungyo Son / Seahyun Lee / Eynjung Lim 
Sound production  Inchul Cho 
Research Assistant Yereum Nam / Suyun Lee
Translation Yeajung Park
Coding & Programming Jin Jung 
Glass production Sejin Song

Design Moonsick Gang
Spatial Design Soosung Lee
Equipment Kyungho Kim 
Support Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Production year 2019-2020

































Stills from Night Operators                                   

                           
                           
                   
                            Night Operators choreography for three Mars rover operators


                            
                           
                           Installation view @ Space Onsu, Minha Park’s solos exhibition “Cartography of Night” 2020