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Fascination Light

(De)Construction – Light & Space

Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, Unna

Location: Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA, 2014, Flex Neon, CCF Light, Plexiglas, Plastic Foam

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the museum, which opened its doors at the end of May 2001, large-scale light art installations are presented, which are not comparable with one another and yet are linked by the themes of construction and deconstruction. The sculptural multimedia installations are based on a site-specific orientation and also have a spatial, perspective and emotional effect that actively involves the visitor. The artist Adela Andea (US) is known for her unique kinetic light sculptures. With the installation Chaos Incarnate, Andea created an interdimensional space especially for Unna. The colourful light bodies form irregular and different linear structures that pour over the old stone walls, cross and confuse each other, leaving the visitor disoriented in a chaos of light. Plane Scape is a joint work by the four artists Wolfgang Bittner (DE), Lyndsey Housden (UK), Yoko Seyama (JP) and Jeroen Uyttendaele (BE). The work, which was already on view in 2012 for the museum's 10th anniversary, examines the relationships between image, sound and space. A walkable forest of thousands of white rubber bands, which reach from the floor to the ceiling, form a labyrinthine grid of vertical lines. The image of a moving, abstract landscape is projected onto it, accompanied by a six-channel sound composition. The installation Spectrum (Frame Version) by Olivier Ratsi (FR) confronts the visitor with a series of 20 LED frames that seem to float in space with mathematical precision positioned one behind the other. The colours of each frame slowly change from red to purple. This organic light composition pulsates - like breath or a wave - towards and away from the viewer.

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