“We have not to turn spectators into actors. We have to acknowledge that any spectator already is an actor of his own story and that the actor also is the spectator of the same kind of story.“

 

– Jaques Ranciere (The Emancipated Spectator)

IN THE LIGHT OF MOVEMENT, 2014, BERLIN (GERMANY)

Materials: stainless steel, aludibond chrome, 8 headlights

Cello by Noemi Quabek
SOUND LUCRECIA DALT

160 cm x 160 cm x 60 cm

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all images courtesy the artist

 

SET UP

#LIGHT – placed on the forehead of the participant

#MIRROR SCULPTURE

#SOUND – by Lucrecia Dalt

CONSTRUCTION

The mirror elements of the parabolic sculpture are able to rotate. The light hits them differently, according to the angle of incidence producing a feeling of constant change. By modifying the tilt angle of the suspended elements, the scope of the lights reflection would be altered accordingly. 

CHOREOGRAPHY OF CHANCE

"In the Light of Movement" is a performance based piece that deals with the relationship between the observer, the motion of the body and its relation to others in the surrounded space. While an ideal observer in modern physics should be one who causes no perturbations to the system being observed, quantum physics re-evaluated this rolein the 20th century. The results of any observation seemed to be determined by actual choices made by the observer. Taking this piece of information into account, this work explores the role of the observer as an active participant.

The viewer is a co-choreograph of the work, the source of light is connected his body. As the body is in motion, the light is moving over the surrounding, forming a kaleidoscopic vision that seems to move in response to that. The participation of the viewer is mobilized for the sake of constant shifting and a basically unstable experience.

According to the placement and movement, the viewer blurs the line between the physical occupation of space by an object and its ability to transform the surrounded space by the illumination of light.

 

Evening Rise Tallinn, Estonia

"The source of the gaze is a stain, a point where what we try to apprehend... seems to elude us." Lacan