5 Minutes - Jon Burris Projects

5 Minutes Ambient

"5 Minutes Ambient" is a project within "Moment" which maps 5 minutes of random events as detected in the background radiation. As in all "Moment" still work, the geiger counter triggers the camera shutter, so that the captured images define a data set for a given period of time at a specific location.

Each map is expressed in two versions: the graphic showing the abstract cloud and the photographic, using the camera images which constitute the underlying data set. The map is created by using the duration between consecutive events to determine brightness on a standard grid. 

Single images are printed on 13" x 19" sheets. Dual images, where both the map and the referent are linked, are printed on 13" x 38" sheets. Several examples of the latter are shown at the bottom of this page.

In exhibition, the single images are displayed in a matrix on the wall with only small separations between images, each on a separate panel.

This is a continuing project. Additions and changes will be uploaded as they are created. 

(Note that these electronic images may show some grayscale banding. The physical prints are continuous in tone and more nuanced in shading than their reproduction by most computers' display systems.)

Union Square, New York, November 11, 2013  14:57:30 - 15:02:30

Union Square, New York, November 11, 2013    14:57:30 - 15:02:30

Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, November 5, 2013    13:11:00 - 13:16:00

Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, November 5, 2013    13:11:00 - 13:16:00

Lafayette Street, New York, November 18, 2013    17:08:00 - 17:13:00

Lafayette Street, New York, November 18, 2013  17:08:00 - 17:13:00

La Défense, January 13, 2014    13:13:00 - 13:18:00

Quai de Bercy, Paris, February 7, 2015    13:59:00 - 14:04:00

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2015    11:18:00 - 11:23:00

On the High Line at 17th Street, New York, June 4, 2015    13:47:00 - 13:52:00

La Bastille, Paris, July 17, 2015    12:50:00 - 12:55:00

One Broadway, New York, October 9, 2015    14:26:00 - 14:31:00

Mercer Street, NY, November 11, 2015    16:08:00 - 16:13:00

Mercer Street, NY, November 11, 2015    16:08:00 - 16:13:00

East River, New York, October 9, 2015    14:50:00 - 14:55:00

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, October 8, 2015    13:27:00 - 13:32:00

Wall Street, New York, October 9, 2015    15:20:00 - 15:25:00

Park Avenue and 50th Street, October 23, 2015    13:48:00 - 13:53:00

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