Published on: March 9, 2011
In November 2009 Mader Stublic Wiermann created an installation called In an Other Light which was installed in Eindhoven/Netherlands.
The installation interacts with the shape of an existing building.
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Within GLOW, Forum of Light in Art and Architecture, which took place 6 t/m 15 November 2009 in Eindhoven, Mader Stublic Wiermann realized a light intervention on the âHooghuisâ in the townâs centre.
Two sides of the buildingâs pure cuboid design were almost entirely covered by video projections.Â At the beginning of the looped video the motifs are based on the present architecture and display plain abstract geometries, thus creating a mix of real and simulated space. Furthermore these geometries are part of an interplay between light and shadows, which supports the combination of two three-dimensional spaces.
In the course of the display the video detaches itself from the buildingâs geometry, the lines are tilting, buckling like hand painted to the point of expressive structures/sequences that remind of graffiti.
Thus the display stops forming volumes and begins to add gestures and signs. As a result the light is reinterpreted from a form providing structural element to a narrative semaphore and is twisted again culminating in the complete opposite direction: a simple illumination of the building.Â Within this plain lighting a (computer generated) Cowboy emerges, creating suspense.
A shot fired from his revolver shatters the whole âlightâ scene into pieces.Â Meanwhile in that final moment of collapse, light itself âmaterializesâ. The unlit high rise faĂ§ade remains – in complete darkness, before the loop starts again.Â The installation consists of abstract geometric sequences as well as figurative, semantic structures. A bow is drawn from space to surface, abstraction and narrative, simulation and reference.Â Diverse mixes between simulation and reality are arranged in the search of different qualities of light.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek