The Path of Totality explores the resonant links between self and space in the immersive experience of a total solar eclipse. This new body of photographic works continues on with Hamilton’s interest in the liminal realm between space and consciousness, primarily concentrating on the ineffable, the immaterial and the sublime.
The works were photographed in Far North Queensland during the total solar eclipse of November 2012. For 2 minutes and 2 seconds the sky went dark and a dialogue of shifting dualities emerged. The dark and light, the seen and the unseen, temporal flow and stasis. The photographs in the exhibition explore this sublime event and the porous boundaries between individual and locus, between fear and awe, and the sensation of being both ‘in the world’ and ‘out of the world’ all at once.