How was your eclipse experience? Social media appears to have stoked enthusiasm, but do the countless images unify and/or enrich our experience of the phenomenon? Pictures Generation artist Sarah Charlesworth was interested in this question when the last solar eclipse seen from North America in 1979 was reported the following day. "The eclipse interested me metaphysically, because there wasn't any single image that was consistent, or even any single point in time represented. Each town along the eclipse path had its own experience of the same event."
Sarah Charlesworth | The Arc of Total Eclipse, Feb 26, 1979 (detail) | 1979 | @whitneymuseum