Last Sunday i visited the ZKM in Karlsruhe (Germany).
They have a mind-blowing Light Art from Artificial Light exhibition that offers the classical highlights of light art. The show includes Marie Sester’s Access and works by Vito Acconci, John M Armleder, Jonathan Borowsky, Olafur Eliasson, Bruce Nauman, Tracey Emin, etc.
I’ve been totally mesmerized by Zaha Hadid (tho’ i’m definitely NOT a fan of her architectural works) and Patrik Schumacher’s Chandelier Vortexx. The double-helix design of the fiberglass piece uses a programmable LED strip that provides both direct and indirect light and smoothly changes colour.
There were several disco-inspired pieces and Bernhard Martin’s Single Disco (Whisper Club) was a good laugh: inside a tiny wardrobe, there’s a disco club for one person (with no arms as there’s not enough space to dance).
I’ve uplaoded tons of pictures on flickr.
Light Art from Artificial Light runs through 05/01/2006.