Aligned by the Sun

by Ghost of a Dream

Aligned by the Sun is a film compiled of videos of the sunset captured by artists in over 200 countries and autonomous area in the world. This collaborative and unprecedented artwork is ongoing; artists whose home geographies are yet unrepresented in the project are invited to submit their own videos, which Ghost of a Dream will incorporate into the film on a rolling basis, with the expectation that the project will never be complete. The unfinishability of Aligned by the Sun reflects the arbitrary and incomplete nature of borders. Across history, humans have drawn and redrawn lines on this earth. As borders have shifted, one truth has remained constant: we inhabit a single planet that is sustained by the light and warmth of the sun. Aligned by the Sun invites viewers to imagine a future charted by this fact.

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About Ghost of a Dream 

Ghost of a Dream is the collaborative of Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was. They make work about peoples’ hopes and dreams using the ephemera they create while trying to attain these aspirations. Ghost of a Dream has received grants from the Rauschenberg Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and was a Facebook Artist in Residence in 2018.

A portrait of Aligned by the Sun artists Ghost of a Dream

“With Aligned by the Sun we hope to communicate how the sun knows no borders and that we are collectively together on this planet through the light and warmth of the sun.”

Ghost of a Dream

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In order of appearance

Tunisia- Marwa Manai, Seychelles- George Camille, Somalia- Fardosa Hussein, Portugal- Joana Vasconcelos, Tibet- Tashi Norbu, Bangladesh- Sadya Mizan, Israel- Gil Yefman, Palestine- Shuruq Harb, Bermuda- James Cooper, Niqnalchint Nation- Argent Kvasnikoff, Italy- Giada Crispiels, Tonga- Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Turkey- Hacer Kiroğlu, Cayman Islands- David Bridgeman, Cameroon- Roméo Temwa, Armenia- Grigor Muradyan (ARTLAYEREVAN Creative Group), Saint Lucia- Llewellyn Xavier, Burundi- Jimmy Nzi, North Korea- Sun Mu, Mauritius- Krishna Luchoomun, Malaysia- Yee I-Lann, Croatia- Slaven Tolj, Uruguay- Marco Maggi, Germany- Gereon Lepper, Saint Vincent and the, Grenadines- Nadia Huggins, France- Christine Laquet, Jordan- Ala Younis, Lakota- Jonny Cournoyer, Mexico- Pedro Reyes, Kosovo- Alban Muja, Lebanon- Jana Khoury, Lithuania- Anastasia Sosunova, Lower Cayuga Nation- Alex Jacobs Blum, Mongolia- Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar, United Kingdom- John Plowman, Northern Ireland- Leeann Toland, Sri Lanka- Rupaneethan Pakkiyarajah, Wixárica- Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar, Estonia- Helena Keskküla, Chad- Salma Khalil, Bahamas- Antonius Roberts, Saudi Arabia- Ahmed Mater, South Pole- Josiah Horneman, Pine Ridge- Dustin Twiss, Senegal- Selly Raby Kane, Navajo- Rapheal Begay, Guinea-Bissau- Mila Silva, New Zealand- Victor Webster, Slovenia- Saso Sedlacek, Algeria- Massinissa Selmani, Bhutan- Zimbiri, Iran- Shahrzad Darafsheh, Kyrgyzstan- Kuba Myrzabekov, Liechtenstein- Hanna Roeckle, Uyghur- Mukaddas Mijit, Eswatini- Dane Armstrong, Gabon- Owanto, Andorra- Samantha Bosque, Egypt- Sarah Maher, Wales- Olwen Mosely, Montenegro- Jelena Tomasevic, Moldova- Ghenadie Popescu, Somaliland- Mustafa Saeed, Venezuela- Angela Bonadies, Eritrea- Dawit Petro, Central African, Republic- Hervé Ndoma, Hungary- Agnes Eva Molnar, Suriname- Remy Jungerman, Paraguay- Claudia Casarino, Uganda- Twino Mujunivan, Ghana- Nana Frimpong, Mozambique- Mário Macilau, Serbia- Lidija Delic, Switzerland- Basim Magdy, Taiwan- Yo-Yo Lin, Morocco- Ramia Beladel, Ecuador- Teo Monsalve, Qatar- Ameena Al-boinin, Norway- Stian Adlandsvik, Afghanistan- Aziz Hazara, Vietnam- Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú, Singapore- Lai Yu Tong, Pakistan- Mohsin Shaf, Myanmar- Zoncy Heavenly, Cuba- Niels Reyes, Azerbaijan- HYPNOTICA, Greece- Eozan Agopian, Mauritania- Amy Sow, Kuwait- Aseel AlYaqoub, Unangan- Kanesia McGlashen-Price, Ukraine- Olena Klochko, Finland- Olli Piippo, Cyprus- Klitsa Antoniou, Colombia- Carlos Alfonso, Luxembourg- Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Philippines- Lee Paje, United Arab Emirates- Hassana Arif, China- Liu Bolin, Georgia- Gvantsa Jishkariani, Greenland- Inuuteq Storch, Russia- Victoria Lomasko, Nigeria- Modupeola Fadugba, Bulgaria- Maria Nalbantova, Tajikistan- Murod Sharifov, Togo-Talle Bamazi, South Africa- Jozua Gerrard, Burkina Faso- Motandi Ouoba, Operndorf Afrika, Lesotho- Limpho Thoahlane, Yemen- Afraa Ahmed, Slovakia- Stefan Papco and Lucia Stranaiova, Jamaica- Camille Chedda, Japan- Tadashi Koizumi, Belarus- Alexandra Karnazhytskaya, Sweden- Michael Johansson, Belgium- Alexanda Mien, Trinidad and Tobago- Caroline Mair, Spain- Helí García, Crimea- Masha Gvozdov, Iraq- Walid Siti, Ethiopia- Naod Lemma, Madagascar- Judith Olivia Manantenasoa, Argentina- Melina Berkenwald, South Korea- Suyon Huh, Brazil- Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Democratic Republic of the Congo- Nelson Makengo, Nepal- Bikash Shrestha, Sudan- Assil Diab, Kenya- Agnes Waruguru, Canada- Patrick Bernatchez, Honduras- Léster Rodríguez, Solomon Islands- Jackson Diosi, Scotland- Katie Paterson, Mali- Moussa Traore, Latvia- Kristine Krauze Slucka, Netherlands- Sanne Vassen, Laos- Tcheu Siong, Papua New Guinea- Eunice Kehana, Indigenous Health Solutions, Malawi- Nikiwe Mtema, Turkmenistan- Olga Sophiyeva, Saint Kitts and Nevis- Rosey Cameron Smith, Tanzania- Jesse Gerrard, Brunei- Ira Ali, Bosnia and Herzegovina- Mladen Mijanovic, Kazakhstan- Suinbike Suleimenova, Cabo Verde- Hélder Paz Monteiro, Panama- Tomás Cortés, Austria- Nicola Ginzel, Sierra Leone- Hawa Bangura, Haiti- Edouard Duval, Thailand- Alexa Pham, Romania- Alina-Ondine Slimovschi, Grenada- Oliver Benoit, Libya- Shefa Salem, Maori- Mokonui-a-rangi Smith, Oman- Hassan Meer, Liberia- Lina Iris Viktor, Fiji- Anne Saphore, Barbados- Katherine Kennedy, Bahrain- Rashid Al Khalifa, Zambia- Zenzele Chulu, South Sudan- Deng Majid Chol, Indonesia- Kristen Dietrich, India- Lakshmi Nivas, Micronesia- Emelihter Kihleng, Poland- Berenika Kowalska, Gullah- Michael Smalls, Benin- Takoumi and Cortex Asquith S., Martinique- David Gumbs, Aboriginal Bundjalung- Amrita Hepi, Bolivia- Ivan Caceres, San, Marino- Valerio Conti, Six Nations- Daniel James Hill, Namibia- Fillipus Sheehama, Azores- João Amado, Denmark- Ditte Ejlerskov, Australia- Kirsha Kaechele, Sao Tome and Principe- Kwame Souza, El Salvador- Simon Vega, Costa Rica- Andres Carranza, Nauru- Timex Dabwido, Palau- Jun Hirata, Peru- Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Iceland- Olafur Eliasson, Ireland- Michelle Rogers, Antigua and Barbuda- Gilly Gobinet, Dominica- Rakeem Lecointe, Djibouti- Camille Massida, North Macedonia- Saso Stanojkovik, Monaco- Audrey Jimenez, Chile- Maria Burr, Rwanda- Serrah Galos, Dominican, Republic- Eliazar Ortiz, Czechia- Tomáš Rauchfuss, RAFA,Tomujel, Vatican City (Holy See)- Gabriella Clare Marino, Malta- Vince Briffa, Zimbabwe- Neville Starling, Belize- Briheda Haylock, Guyana- Kwesi Abbensetts and Imran Khan, Nicaragua- Milena Garcia, Uzbekistan- Saodat Ismailova, Syria- Mohammad Zaza, Cayman Islands- David Bridgeman, Angola- Brecht Kanjanja, United States of America- Ghost of a Dream, Timor-Leste- Aldo Lucas Sarmento, Iroquois- G. Peter Jemison, Republic of the Congo- Paul Alden, Samoa- Hime Maria Tadashi, Comoros- Amane Said Ali Nomane, Equatorial Guinea- Berry Oná, Albania- Driant Zeneli, Cambodia- Tith Kanitha, Botswana- Hannu Sorto, Gambia- Oummu Leisa Jallow,