Author: Helena Horn

Inge Dick


Inge Dick takes us into a world of colours of light never seen before. With experimental and at the same time poetic photography, she traces the essence of light. Through years of artistic research, Inge Dick has succeeded in capturing the incredible richness of colour in natural light. She makes the changing colour temperatures of the day and the seasons visible – in small formats as well as large-scale installations. → Read more

Termin: 18.12.2022 - 12.03.2023

Adresse: RAUM SCHROTH, Soest / Germany

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LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021

The Winners 2021

The LIT Lighting Design Awards (Los Angeles, CA/USA) was created five years ago to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. “We have received a collection of incredible works with over 500 applications from 33 countries, making this program a global reference in the lighting industry” said Astrid Hébert, Program Director. “At the LIT Design Awards, we strive to support and promote not only inspired projects and innovation by professional designers but also fresh and stimulating work by emerging designers and students. This program will continue to define the future of excellence in the lighting industry.” → Read more

Light art is falling into disrepute

Dan Flavin’s light installation to be switched off

A visionary apparition in the cityscape

Dan Flavin’s iconic light installation at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin is to be switched off.  – In 1996, Dan Flavin succeeded in using light to give the magnificent railway station building of the late classicism of the 1840s a futuristic appearance. Even though railway stations in the 19th century were celebrated as cathedrals of the industrial age, Dan Flavin’s light installation has turned the historic station into a visual myth to this day. → Read more

Termin: 18.10.2022 - March 2023

Adresse: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

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Michael Pinsky – THE FINAL BID

An ecologic simulation and a resource-saving auction

Michael Pinsky makes the air and climate change the content of his work and especially in the exhibition at the Draiflessen Collection he focuses on sustainability as an action principle for the use of resources. With the processual installation THE FINAL BID – which Pinsky will realise for the first time in the Draiflessen Collection – he transforms the museum into an auction hall for chairs. The largest part of our personal Co2 footprint is caused by the consumption of clothing and household goods.
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Termin: 30.10.2022 – 26.02.2023  

Adresse: Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen/DE

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REFLEXION – In Sync / Out of Sync

“Light allows me to embody imagination by projecting a mental image that due to its immaterial character cannot be displayed by any other material, since only light can give form to the intangible. In the interactive light and sound installation REFLEXION – In Sync / Out of Sync – two visitors are invited to sit close to each other surrounded by a light structure made of electroluminescent wires to pursue the synchronisation of their heartbeats, which are measured via finger pulse sensors to steer sound and light of the art work. When the frequencies of their heartbeats diverge, the installation responds in an Out of Sync state and the sound becomes dissonant; however, when they are close to synchronisation or fully synchronised, the installation reacts in an In of Sync state, with agreeable and non-dissonant sound in the immersive soundscape. → Read more

Jakob Kudsk Steensen > Berl-Berl

On the future of the marshes

The work of Jakob Kudsk Steensen oscillates between the analogue and the digital, between new technologies and scientific discourses, between futuristic visions and multi-layered soundscapes. Steensen works with 3D animation, sounds and immersive effects. At the intersection of hybrid world-building and visual storytelling, he reinterprets ecological themes.

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Everything is in motion.
Light art in the historic waterworks

The exhibition’s title is ‘panta rhei’. With these words, Heraclitus is said to have summed up his teaching: “No one can step into the same river twice, for everything flows and nothing remains.” Two and a half thousand years after the Greek philosopher’s death, his lesson is relevant as ever. All is in flux and things are ever changing, each moment gone in the blink of an eye. Man is part of an eternal cycle of coming and going, birth and death as glimpses of evolution in the continuous becoming of time and space. → Read more


Phenomena of viewing II

The concept of the exhibition is based on different levels of painting. All artworks relate to the wall and reveal their origins in painting. They have reduced their vocabulary of form to basic geometric structures, because the material they are based on not only serves as material equipment, but colour, form and light appear as central compositional elements as well. → Read more


Back to live
LIGHT INTERSECTIONS II extracts and abstracts the perspective lines of a decayed architectural structure and reinserts them back into the building as rays of light. Light beams puncture the walls, ceiling, and windows across the two levels, and mutate into perfectly aligned, stringent lines in the real space. The idea is based on an abstracted two-point perspective that pierces the exterior and interior walls of the building, emphasising its dilapidated state. The site-specific artwork transforms this 19th century building in Sydney fully and brings it back to new life.

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Leaves and plants become image media

For her project ‘The Pigment Change’, Almudena Romero (*1986, Madrid/SP) exposes plants to precisely defined amounts of light and uses the natural pigment changes to create images on leaves.
Most plants have a variety of pigments that reflect light and absorb energy from a wide range of different wavelengths. Photoperiodicity, photobleaching, photosynthesis and selective growth are the biological processes Romero uses to print photos on leaves. Plants produce chlorophyll (green), carotenoids (yellow) and anthocyanins (red, purple, blue) to survive. The artist for example projects negatives from her family archive directly onto beds of cress.

Read full article in ArtLight 2022_1 (February)
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