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The Substance of Light

Anyone who immerses themselves in James Turrell’s light spaces enjoys a magical experience: the coloured, changing light makes the room seem endless. Born in 1943 in Los Angeles, Turrell took an avid interest in flying at an early age. Today, he describes the skies as his studio, his material, his canvas. In the 1960s, influenced by minimal art and land art, he employed a range of techniques to give the immaterial light a physical presence.  → Read more

Termin: June 9 – October 28, 2018

Adresse: Museum Frieder Burda | Lichtentaler Allee 8 b | 76530 Baden-Baden/DE

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Stage design Malerwanderweg | Jan Doms

Halucinating images

The way in which Jan Doms applies glass in both architectural sculptures and in dynamic sculptures that play a central role in his performances, has everything to do with the working of light. The glass disk acts as a moving reflecting surface, a feature that is extra articulated during the performance of the multi-disciplinary performance ‘Tanzen auf dem Malerwanderweg’ through the application of light animation and projection. The use of light (animation) can make the glass disc completely  → Read more



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teamLab – au delà les limites

Light and painting – an exuberant symbiosis
teamLab is an interdisciplinary group of technology-inspired artists, founded in 2001 around the visionary Inoko Toshiyuki in Tokyo. They develop expansive light art works based on web and system integration, which seek to approach nature in an immersive way. Rooted in the traditions of historical Japanese art, teamLab works on a concept called ‘ultrasubjective space’. The artists use the ability of light to spread in space and in homogeneous media such as air or water in an overflowing and opulent way. Often, the concepts → Read more

Termin: May 15 – September 9, 2018

Adresse: Grande Halle de La Villette Paris/F

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Data carpet ./. baroque tapestry | Detlef Schweiger

Information floot in the Light

In front of the mural “The triumphal entry of Alexander in Babylon”, made in the famous Brussels factory by Marcus de Vos 1688, lies a floor-filling light installation on the floor. It consists of around 8,000 used compact discs that reflect the light. Millions of data are burned in, but unreadable to the eye. For the most part, CDs are made of polycarbonate and are covered with a very thin layer of aluminum vapor deposited in a vacuum. → Read more

Termin: October 28, 2017 to June 3, 2018

Adresse: Schloss Elisabethenburg, Meiningen/de

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