THROUGH HOLLOW LANDS

Submitted by LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA

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Client: THE FRYE ART MUSEUM

Location: Seattle, USA

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

Artist

Etta Lilienthal

Artist

Ben Zamora

Overview

THROUGH HOLLOW LANDS is a sculptural light installation built of over two hundred suspended fluorescent tubes. These lines of light create an articulated labyrinth describing an ascending volume overhead. Shapes grow and lapse as the light moves through the floating architecture, forming squares, rectangles, rooms and constellations.

Goals

The installation describes positive and negative space, filling the container and creating a void, simultaneously acting as screen and open door for the line of sight. Viewers move through the space, experiencing the sculpture’s interior, underside and outskirts.

Process

THROUGH HOLLOW LANDS, 2011. LIGHT INSTALLATION. Mw [Moment Magnitude], organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding— in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund. Media sponsorship is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.

Additional Information

LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA (Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora) is recognized as one of the most important and influential artists emerging from Seattle's vibrant art scene. Individually, each has an impressive history designing internationally for projects in opera, dance, and theatre with collaborators including Peter Sellars, Bill Viola, and Emio Greco|PC. As a creative team, their sculptural work has been featured at the Suyama Space Gallery, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and alongside Kronos Quartet and Degenerate Art Ensemble.