The intense, red glow of the lamps in Ex’s globe produce an enthralling variety of color and movement. The spherical shape and its change of light and color give the impression that it is a rotating orb. An illusory story unfolds based on Dante's Divine Comedy of the journey from Inferno to Purgatory, giving a sense of catharsis and the transition from fire to light. Flames and figures with torches appear through ghostly imagery like a non-stop procession towards the after-life.
Dianne Harris, art-director Kinetica Museum London, 2013
Light installation, 2.5-meter diameter sphere comprising 5000 pixels with a total of 35,000 LED’s. The sphere is both, an object and a spherical screen showing a 7.5 minute long video loop.
The goals was to make both a object and video in one and also let the audience participate. The audience needs to walk around the sphere to see the whole imagery.
Request from board Light Art Centre to work during the Light Festival Glow Next on an art piece. A lot of volunteers of LAC and Philips Lighting collaborate.
The viewer is invited to enter the procession, to approach it the sphere and to walk around it without ever getting away from its lights. In this form of interaction between spectator, space and object, visitors are not only spectators absorbed in a play of light and imagery, but they are also participants, in a journey in search of light as, in methexis, walking from Hell to Purgatory, a journey to the underworld. Visitors follow the rhythm of the work; en route to somewhere else, the two are synchronization, giving this rhythm a trance-like echo.
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.