Inside the Day was Night is a site-specific timebased project developed by Liljana Mead Martin and Caitlin Chaisson on the occasion of the 2017 solar eclipse. Using the eclipse as an opportunity to consider the tenacious choreography between the sun and the moon, the passing of two bodies, and the pull of cosmic forces on terrestrial life, the artists took part in a four-day series of improvisational actions on Salt Spring Island | Occupied and unceded Coast Salish territory (Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tseycum).

This project was presented by Far Afield with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. Videos and Curatorial Statement can be found at


Inside the Day was Night. Double exposure film photographs and performance. 2017

Inside the Day way Night. Photographic stills and video performance. 2017

Inside the Day way Night. B/w film photograph. 2017

Inside the Day was Night. Performance stills. 2017

© Liljana Mead Martin 2019