Archive for the 'light installation' Category

11
Oct
12

rAndom International : “Rain Room at the Barbican”

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Music by Max Richter
Filming by Gramafilm

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Random International invites you to experience what it’s like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find their way carefully through the rain, putting their trust in the work to the test. More than the technical virtuosity necessary for its success, the piece relies on a sculptural rigour, with the entire Curve transformed by the monumental proportions of a carefully choreographed downpour and the sound of water. R.I. are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. Their experiments come alive through audience interaction and staged performance…

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rAndom International

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13
May
12

FUTURE SELF : Project Film

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FUTURE SELF studies human movement, mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the self, present and future. Bringing together a media artist collective, rAndom International, a choreographer, Wayne McGregor, and a composer, Max Richter in a unique interdisciplinary clash at MADE. The FUTURE SELF Project Film documents the creative working process, which began in London, England, continued in Berlin, Germany and culminated in three wonderful performances at MADE. Vimeo

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28
Apr
12

Ryoji Ikeda : ‘data.anatomy [civic]’ – (Audiovisual Installation)

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‘data.anatomy [civic]’ is a new audiovisual installation by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, arising from a unique collaboration with Mitsuru Kariya, the development leader of the new Honda Civic car. Exhibited as a 3-screen video projection, the work immerses the viewer in an intricate yet vast audiovisual composition derived from the entire data set of the car. ~ [MUMA (Kraftwerk) Berlin on April 19th 2012]

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data.anatomy [civic] : website

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22
Apr
12

Anthony McCall : Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture (Installation)

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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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Anthony McCall became known at the beginning of the 1970s for his unique light installations, the so-called solid light films. Hamburger Bahnhof is presenting the largest exhibition of his work to date. A selection of his works from the past ten years will be shown in the historic central hall of the museum. The spacious former railway station with its numerous windows will be transformed for the duration of the exhibition into a cinema space (black box), filled only with haze and veils of light.

McCall has developed a signature technique for his work: animated lines, drawn in white on black, are projected into a room filled with fine haze (originally smoke and dust) so that the two-dimensional drawings are articulated as seemingly tangible, sculptural forms in real space. The artist began this series with the influential film ‘Line Describing a Cone’ and then continued to develop the concept in installations like ‘Long Film for Four Projectors’ (1974).

Originally inspired by the filmic avant-garde, from the very beginning the artist turned cinema on its head, slowed it down, and created a fully traversable, populist space. Thus, his works exist at the borders of cinema, sculpture and drawing. The works are ephemeral, yet they seem tangible and physical. Projected horizontally through the space onto the wall, or – as in his most recent works – from the ceiling to the floor, they engulf the viewer in singular, slow-moving cones of light.

The horizontal works are still reminiscent of the viewing situation in the cinema, where the projector beam is cast lengthwise onto the screen. The vertical projections however, shine light from the ceiling and can be circumnavigated by the viewer, thus moving more fully into the sphere of sculpture. Here too, McCall uses organic, sinuous lines; many works also make direct reference to the body, as illustrated by titles like ‘Between You and I’ and ‘Meeting You Halfway’. Despite his conceptual and formal rigour, McCall always creates an open space where viewers can move around freely, interact with the works, communicate with each other or simply just stroll around. ~ Extract : Exhibition Concept

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Anthony McCall : ‘Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture’

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02
Feb
12

Cuppetelli and Mendoza : ‘Nervous Structure’ (field) Series

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Made in collaboration by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza.

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The Nervous Structure series consists of interactive installations that revolve around the idea of interface, interpreted as the point of contact between two different entities. The work consists of several such interfaces: between the viewer and the piece (a human/computer interface); between the real and the virtual (the physical structure and its relationship with the projected structure); between the foreground and background (as the projection interferes with its shadow). It consist of a soft structure made out of elastic or spandex and a projector that illuminates it with computer-generated graphics. Viewers interact with the piece by moving in the field of vision of a camera, which is connected to the computer; this motion is transformed by the software into forces that affect the projected lines…

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Cuppetelli and Mendoza : Website

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21
Jan
12

Simona Pries : ‘I never promised you a kiss’ (Installation)

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‘I never promised you a kiss’ (Installation)
Clear Plexiglas, 36 fluorescent tubes, speakers
Treatment beds, Aluminium profiles, Translucent fabric
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‘I never promised you a kiss’ (Installation)
Clear Plexiglas, 36 fluorescent tubes, speakers
Treatment beds, Aluminium profiles, Translucent fabric
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‘I never promised you a kiss’ (Installation)
Clear Plexiglas, 36 fluorescent tubes, speakers
Treatment beds, Aluminium profiles, Translucent fabric
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‘I never promised you a kiss’ (Installation)
Clear Plexiglas, 36 fluorescent tubes, speakers
Treatment beds, Aluminium profiles, Translucent fabric
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Myth and fairy tales have been considered at all times by the artist, since in them is concentrated much human knowledge. The eternal questions that present themselves to every generation to seek and answer (Why I’m here at all?, What’s the point of my existence? Where did I come from and where am I going?) are highlighted in myths and fairy tales and always have been. Therefore, they are still the basis of inspiration for many artists, because they contain such fertile ground for the exploration of existential questions. This is certainly true of Simona Pries, a trained sculptor and architect, whose large installation shown four years ago in Celle Castle, explicitly refers to the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” by the Brothers Grimm. Pries presents in her cases three identical translucent fabrics, their shape is reminiscent of the structural modules of Minimalist Art and it is clear in each case that they have the same deck visible, as we know from hospitals. The call isn’t only the memory of a hundred-year sleep of a Princess, but also the fragility and finite nature of man. From four speakers we hear the story of “Sleeping Beauty”, whilst the beds of colored light seem to be from some long forgotten dream. She reminds us that our life is dangerous, full of pain and injuries, tests and crises, but that every crisis also holds the opportunity for growth… – [Extract : Text – “Of myths and fairy tales” – Michael Stoeber]

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Simona Pries : Website

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